J&J Aiming For 1 Billion Vaccine Doses By 2021

NBC News reports:

Health care giant Johnson and Johnson is looking to produce a billion coronavirus vaccines next year, according to the company’s chief scientific officer. Dr. Paul Stoffels said the company is upscaling manufacturing and will start producing the vaccine later this year.

“We are preparing clinical trials. We are fully underway and upscaling. We start clinical trials in September and hope to have data by the end of the year,” Stoffels said.

“As well as now working toward one billion vaccines for next year. We will have some vaccine available this year, but it will depend on the authorities – the FDA and others – to decide whether it can be used earlier before efficacy data are available.”

Many other vaccines are being researched.