Chaz Calitri, Pfizer's vice president for operations of sterile injectables, told USA TODAY the company has launched "Project Light Speed" in order to ramp up production of the Covid-19 vaccine. The company anticipates being able to cut production time for vaccines by almost half, from 110 days to roughly 60 because, as production ramps up, efficiencies do too. "Nobody ever produced mRNA vaccines at this scale, so you can bet your bottom dollar the manufacturers are learning as they go. I bet every day they run into some vaccine challenge, and every day they solve it, and it goes into their playbook," added Robert Van Exan, president of Immunization Policy and Knowledge Translation, a vaccine production consulting firm.

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