“We are willing to offer vaccine manufacturers who have demonstrated their ability to make mRNA vaccines substantial government funding to help them expand their domestic infrastructure and capacity (such as facilities, equipment, personnel or training) to cover another 1 billion doses of vaccine available each year,” said an administration official.
The official added: “In the short term, this would make a significant amount of Covid-19 vaccine doses available at cost for global use, and in the long term it would help establish a sustainable domestic manufacturing capacity to rapidly produce vaccines for future use.” threats. We hope companies will follow suit in this plan to get more people vaccinated here at home and around the world.”
The US Department of Health and Human Services plans to send a “request for information” to private companies asking for feedback on how best to proceed. The administration wants to act quickly and hopes to respond within 30 days of the request. It would essentially be the federal government subsidizing these efforts to produce a billion doses of the mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna by the middle of next year, an official said.
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