Now Pfizer for Everyone... signed up for an additional 8.5 million doses ( 4.25 million courses)
This is great news.
One of the highest efficacy vaccines (cira 95%), backed up by a large amount of real world date (Especially it's performance in Israel).
Frankly while I think it was great that the government hedged out bets when it came to vaccine orders, the other three brands on the list aren't as attractive as Pfizer. Especially give Pfizer is actually delivering and ahead of the "From Q2 2021" that was expected.
I acknowledge that other lower efficacy vaccines are great at stopping people who catch covid-19 from getting hospitalized or dying. But a 60% efficacy vaccine means decent numbers of people still can get sick and pass the virus on. Getting herd immunity is what we really want as a county, and if the kids vaccines are slow to be approved, we will need every bit of effectiveness we can get.
At the rate of 3000 a week (on average so far) it will take 32 years to vax 5 million people.
You need to double your calculation as it is a two dose vaccine.
Regardless, the last three shipments (roughly weekly) were all for 60,000+ doses. We better ramp fairly quickly to that number weekly.
Also, with the size of our order increasing by roughly 7 times, I would expect the number of dose's delivered to ramp up quickly too. (or course delivery schedule is not yet public info).