White House health experts said Tuesday that Pfizer and Moderna vaccines can guarantee the continuation of the mass vaccination process against COVID-19.
Jeff Zients, director of the team in charge of the federal government’s response to the pandemic, told a news conference that they have enough supplies from Pfizer and Moderna to reach the outlined goals of 200 million vaccinations in the first 100 days of the Biden administration.
According to a Telemundo 62 report, before the press conference, Zients issued a statement in which it explained that more than 25 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available each week, which would maintain the daily national vaccination rate at about 3 million inoculations per day.
Federal vaccine distribution centers have stopped inoculating people with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and all those who had an appointment to receive this vaccine will receive a dose of one of the other two Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved vaccines.
Philadelphia Public Health Department adheres to FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and pauses Johnson & Johnson. All clinics will stop using the vaccine from this pharmaceutical company.
Dr. Thomas Farley, Philadelphia’s Health Commissioner, said, they are concerned about this new development. The Health Commissioner also explained that they are following FDA guidance and telling all of their providers to immediately stop using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Available and safe
“I have full confidence that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine that is still available is safe and effective and strongly encourage folks to get vaccinated with those vaccines as soon as possible.” As of today, more than 182 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been administered throughout the United States. Monitoring systems have found no reason to pause or stop the use of these vaccines.
The Department of Health strongly believes that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are safe and effective. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are fundamentally different vaccines that work differently and should not have this problem.