There are three Covid-19 vaccines now authorized for emergency use in the US.
Nearly a year to the day that the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic, Johnson & Johnson is proud to be participating in an event at the White House to share the inspiring journey that its scientists and many other employees have been on since the company first announced it had identified a lead investigational COVID-19 vaccine candidate in March 2020.
He also announced plans to procure an additional 100 million doses of the Covid vaccine.
Biden said it was important to participate in the global effort to ultimately win the fight against the virus.
The Democratic president said it was clear that the pandemic would not be over until it was ended everywhere.
"On Saturday, we hit a record of 2.9 million vaccinations in one day in America", Biden said.
"Tomorrow night, I'm going to (deliver a) prime-time address to the American people and talk about what we've been through as a nation this past year, but more importantly, I'm going to talk about what comes next", Biden said on Wednesday.
"There is light at the end of this dark tunnel of the past year. I am going to launch the next phase of the COVID response and explain what we will do as a government and what we will ask of the American people", he said. We can not let our guard down now or assume the victory is inevitable.
By double-masking after being vaccinated and demanding all Americans wear masks regardless of immunity status, Biden is insinuating that the Pfizer vaccine won't protect him but masks will.
"A vaccinated American is the only way to beat the pandemic, get our economy back on track, and for us to get back our lives and our loved ones", he said. She said Biden was discussing the need to ensure vaccines got to developing countries with his counterparts, but gave no details. "Through this collaboration with our colleagues at Johnson and Johnson and the Biden administration, we will work together to enable more timely delivery of much needed medicines and vaccines for the pandemic", he said.