(Reuters) – Moderna Inc said on Monday it would produce at least 600 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in 2021, up by 100 million doses from its previous forecast, as the United States continues to roll-out the vaccine.
The company was working to invest and hire in order to deliver up to 1 billion doses this year, the higher end of its production forecast, it said.
Moderna said it has so far supplied about 18 million doses to U.S. government as part of a deal for 200 million doses. It has also signed a deal with the Canadian government for 40 million doses.
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(Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)