Just as vaccines crossed the finish line and were ready to be distributed, 2020 felt the need to pummel the northeast with a massive snowstorm.
Despite the storm, ‘millions of doses’ of coronavirus vaccines are making their way across the country, thanks in large part to shipping companies such as FedEx and UPS.
Back on December 11th, the FDA approved use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 and up.
According to the CDC, the first doses of the vaccine will be offered to healthcare workers and residents in long-term care facilities. Governors and states, however, will ultimately make the call as to where the doses are shipped first.
More from the CDC:
The dataset lists the allocations of doses made available for states and jurisdictions to order against. Weekly allocations are provided to states on Tuesdays; after doses are ordered by states, shipments begin the following Monday. The entire order may not arrive in one shipment or on one day, but over the course of the week; delivery sites are notified by the private shipping partners. Shipments of an FDA-authorized safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine continue to arrive at sites across America. Vaccinations began on December 14, 2020.
The vaccine began shipping around the country just 24 hours after the FDA granted emergency use authorization.
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