COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturers Are Not Enthusiastic About Using Defense Production Act
Pfizer and Moderna execs note they have sufficient resources with their partners to meet their vaccine production commitments. J&J, which has a manufacturing arrangement with Sanofi, is ready to ship four million doses of its vaccine upon receiving authorization from FDA.
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