In B.C., first and second shots (primers and boosters, as they are called in clinical settings) will be given 35 days apart to maximize how many people are immunized while giving the province time to receive more vaccine.
Biontech is based in the German city of Mainz and received €375 million in funding from the German government in September to help accelerate its research into a corona vaccine.
"My number one priority is getting vaccine in people's arms, like we just did today, as rapidly as we can", he told reporters, adding that he would be holding a virtual meeting with his coronavirus team later on, and announcing a new strategy on Thursday. Biden takes office on Jan 20.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine requires a second shot about three weeks after the first vaccination.
The indigenous, inactivated vaccine is developed and manufactured in BharatBiotech's BSL-3 (Bio-Safety Level 3) bio-containment facility, the firm had earlier said. In the US, just 36 per cent of the shots already distributed to states have been administered, according to Bloomberg's vaccine tracker.
The site will have the capacity to vaccinate thousands of residents daily, according to the county.
However, India tops the global charts for recovery with more than 1 crore having recuperated after contracting the deadly virus. "We fully expect to see another increase now that we are nearly two weeks out from the New Year's holiday", Ferrer said.
Earlier this month, U.S. pharmacists discovered they could extract an extra dose or two from each vial of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine, meaning they may have more available doses than expected.
Speaking to the media in Gandhinagar on Monday, Patel said that all frontline Covid-19 warriors of the state will get their first dose of the vaccine by January 18, while the second dose of the vaccine will be administered after one month. "At this rate, it will take us 14 weeks, just to receive enough dosages for those now eligible". "As we have more supply, we'll push out more vaccine". The virus has now killed more than 375,000 people in the United States - about 60,000 more than when the president-elect got his first round of vaccination - and continues to upend life around the globe.
Texas and Florida have been vaccinating people over age 65 since late December, although reports from those states have indicated that demand has far outstripped appointments.