Johnson & Johnson mentioned Tuesday it’ll have 20 million of the nation’s first COVID-19 single-dose vaccines obtainable by the tip of March — main New York Metropolis to vow door-to-door service quickly for shut-ins.
“The large piece we wish to get to is the actually in-home vaccination of oldsters who can’t depart their residence — that basically requires the Johnson & Johnson vaccine,” Mayor Invoice de Blasio informed reporters.
Metropolis Well being Commissioner Dave Chokshi mentioned J&J’s testimony to a US Home subcommittee on vaccine growth earlier within the day suggests the Huge Apple might begin at-home vaccinations as early as subsequent month.
“We shall be prepared very quickly to do door-to-door in-home vaccinations for in-bound seniors over the month,” he mentioned on the mayoral briefing.
“We hope in March if the whole lot goes based on plan with the FDA and to do this based mostly on the provision allotted by the federal authorities,” Chokshi mentioned, referring to the federal approval that the J&J vaccine nonetheless wants.
Metropolis officers have known as the J&J shot — which utilized for approval from the Meals and Drug Administration on Feb. 4 — a game-changer as a result of it solely requires a single dose and is way simpler to retailer than its rivals’ vaccines.
Johnson & Johnson Veep Dr. Richard Nettles — becoming a member of execs from coronavirus vaccine producers — informed members of the Home Vitality and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations that it has 4 million doses of its shot able to ship now.
“We may have 20 million doses of the vaccine obtainable by the tip of March, and we’re ready to ship instantly upon emergency authorization 4 million doses of the vaccine,” Nettles mentioned.
By the tip of June, the corporate expects to have 100 million doses prepared.
Different producers additionally gave a rundown of the full doses they count on to have obtainable to the US.
By the tip of March, Pfizer expects to have 120 million and Moderna 100 million. By the tip of Could, each corporations count on to have 200 million, and Moderna ought to have 300 million by the tip of July.
Novavax, which is but to be authorised, has mentioned it’ll have 110 million doses in complete for the US by the third quarter of the yr.
And the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is in settlement to offer a complete of 300 million doses.