After months of anticipation amid an unabating pandemic, the first delivery of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine will be delivered Monday to U.S. hospitals, according to officials.
The vaccine has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use only. The vaccine is 95% effective.
On Saturday, boxes filled with the vaccine will be distributed from the Pfizer manufacturing location to various locations around the U.S. after they leave UPS and FexEx hubs. The vaccine shipments are going to 636 locations.
In a press briefing on Saturday, Gen. Gustave Perna, the chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed, spoke about the delivery of Pfizer’s vaccine.
“We expect 145 sites across all the states to receive the vaccine on Monday, another 425 sites on Tuesday, and the final 66 sites on Wednesday, which will complete the initial delivery of the Pfizer orders,” Perna stated.
Health departments will be giving out