March could prove to be a key turning point of the current Coronavirus pandemic in America if recent estimates are proven correct. As vaccine manufacturers ramp up their production to try to reach vaccination goals and states are provided more predictable distribution schedules, the number of people eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine has grown due to less restrictions on who has priority. Current estimates show that the number of daily vaccinations provided could double by March 31, which would surely play into many Americans experiencing a healthier, happier summer this year.
More Vaccines on the Way
When the vaccine first became available late last year, manufacturers and providers were not able to roll out as many vaccinations as were being requested. The number of available vaccines has rapidly increased and will likely continue to increase as companies like Johnson & Johnson join Pfizer and Moderna in the ranks of vaccines approved for emergency distribution.
As of mid-March, over 75 million COVID vaccine doses had been delivered to the United States. By the end of March, both Pfizer and Moderna expect to deliver 100 million doses or more, each. Of course, there are more Americans that want to be vaccinated than these companies will be able to provide shots for in the next few weeks; however, these 200+ million doses could go a long way towards achieving herd immunity. With the recent Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine’s approval, we are barreling towards the end of this tumultuous pandemic and towards a day where we can all breath a little easier.
As of March 11, 2021, over 32.9 million Americans were fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Another 62.5 million had received their first of two doses. These numbers are substantial, but when compared to America’s whopping population of over 328 million people, it is obvious that we have a long way to go until herd immunity is reached.
In an interview with Will Feuer of CNBC, Moderna President Dr. Stephen Hoge said that “Since the end of 2020, we have doubled our monthly deliveries to the U.S. government, and we are working to double them again by April to more than 40 million doses per month,” He continued, “As we work to meet these goals, we are continually learning and working closely with our partners and the federal government to identify ways to address bottlenecks and accelerate our production.”
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Macee is a graduate from Hardin-Simmons University and joined the Empower Brokerage marketing team in 2020. She is Marketing Manager for Preferred Senior Advisors and an editor for Empower Brokerage, assisting the marketing team members with increasing their communication quality.