According to Pfizer CEO, the company can deliver 10% more cans to the US by the end of May than previously agreed

The bottles for the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine can be prepared prior to the opening of a mass vaccination site in Queens, New York on February 24, 2021.

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Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer, said Tuesday that his company had ramped up production of its two-shot coronavirus vaccine and could ship a total of 300 million doses to the U.S. ahead of schedule.

Bourla said on Twitter that Pfizer can ship 10% more cans to the US by the end of May than previously agreed – up to 220 million out of 200 million.

The company will be able to ship the full $ 300 million to the US two weeks early, Bourla said.

“We’re in the fight against COVID-19 together,” he tweeted.

The announcement came when dozen of states temporarily stopped giving Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose Covid vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration advised them to do so on Tuesday after six women in the United States developed a rare bleeding disorder in which one woman was dead and another in critical condition.

Some states, like New York, said they would use Pfizer’s vaccine instead of the J&J shot for appointments that were already scheduled.

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