Although Medicine leaders say they are confident that Johns Hopkins will receive frequent shipments of vaccine, initial supplies are expected to be limited.
If all of these vaccine candidates were successfully scaled, the total projected manufacturing capacity would be 5.96 billion courses by the end of 2021, with prices ranging from $6.00 (£4.50; €4.90) per course to as high as $74 per course.
The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the first to be federally authorized and given to healthcare workers and other priority members of the U.S. population in a vaccination campaign that started on Monday, is targeted at those aged 16 years and older. "I'm really looking forward to seeing the first vaccines go into the arms of health-care workers here in B.C". Other essential workers, senior citizens and individuals with chronic medical conditions will be next in line.
He said: "We're starting our drumbeat of continuous execution of vaccine as it is available".
In the meantime, a surge of infections and hospitalizations - approaching 111,000 patients in treatment on Tuesday - continued to strain healthcare systems to the brink of collapse in cities and rural areas across the country.
Nationwide, the highly contagious respiratory virus had killed 301,085 people and infected at least 16.5 million as of Monday.
It will also take more time for the company to bring an effective coronavirus vaccine to the local market.
'New variant' of coronavirus identified in the UK
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Another vaccine, from Moderna Inc, appeared set for regulatory authorization this week after U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff endorsed it as safe and effective in documents released on Tuesday.
Today at Mad River Community Hospital, Yolanda Stevens, Occupational Health Supervisor, received the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, delivered by Tina Wood, Nurse Manager of Critical Care Services.
Operation Warp Speed provided additional funding and assistance in distribution.
The vaccine is expected to help curb the USA spread of COVID-19, which has infected 16.5 million Americans and killed more than 300,000.
Similar to the Pfizer vaccine, it requires two doses several weeks apart.
Dr Anthony Fauci, the top public health expert in the USA, said on Tuesday that he would like to see Joe Biden and Kamala Harris be vaccinated as soon as possible.