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U.S. poised to have 3M vaccine doses available per day by April

Those figures do not factor in potential doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, which FDA is expected to authorize as early as this weekend. The company said it can deliver 20 million doses of its vaccine — which is given as a single shot, unlike Moderna and Pfizer’s two-dose regimens — by the end of March.

While there were reports last month that manufacturing snags could delay J&J’s early shipments, Richard Nettles, vice president of medical affairs for the company’s Janssen pharmaceutical unit, told the House panel that nearly four million doses will be ready to ship when the vaccine is authorized for use.

AstraZeneca and Novavax, the other vaccine makers whose executives appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, have not filed for FDA review yet — but they are also stockpiling shots in preparation for rollout.

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