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  • S struggles with a nationwide spike in coronavirus infections.

  • Pfizer on Wednesday said the federal government will pay it $2 billion for an additional 100 million doses of its cove in 19 vaccine.

  • Pfizer will deliver at least 70 million doses by June 30th and the rest no later than July 31st, bringing the total number of doses provided to 200 million for a total price of about $4 billion.

  • The deal comes after growing concern that the federal government had not done enough to secure the much needed authorized vaccines, the other produced by drug company Moderna.

  • It fills me with great pride in a statement, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex A.

  • Czar on Wednesday said quotes.

  • This new federal purchase can give Americans even more confidence that we will have enough supply to vaccinate every American who wants it by June 2021.

  • But how smooth will the rollout be?

  • More than 600,000 Americans, including hospital staff, nursing home residents and government officials, have received their first cove in 19 vaccine doses, according to the CDC.

  • In tightly controlled environments theme.

  • But beginning in January or February, tens of millions of essential frontline workers in a range of industries will be eligible for inoculation.

  • Ah panel of independent experts have recommended to the C D.

  • C that those workers include first responders and teachers, as well as food and agriculture, manufacturing, postal service, public transit and grocery store employees.

  • But it's not clear yet how health departments and pharmacies will verify the identity of a significantly larger and more diverse group of people eligible for the next round of vaccines.

  • Adding to the monumental task, the criteria to qualify as an essential frontline worker varies from state to state.

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Pfizer, U.S. strike $2 billion COVID-19 vaccine deal

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