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Drug executives: Big jump in vaccine supply is coming soon

WASHINGTON (AP) -- COVID-19 vaccine makers tell Congress to expect a big jump in the delivery of doses over the coming month.

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The companies insisted Tuesday at a hearing that they will be able to provide enough vaccine for most Americans by summer.

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By the end of March, Pfizer and Moderna expect to have provided the U.S. government with a total of 220 million vaccine doses, up from the roughly 75 million shipped so far.

That's not counting a third vaccine, from Johnson & Johnson. It is expected to get a green light from regulators soon.

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State health officials say demand for inoculations still vastly outstrips the limited weekly shipments provided by the federal government.

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