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First U.S. Coronavirus Vaccines Set to Be Delivered Monday

Gen. Gustave F. Perna, chief officer of Operation Warp Speed, said boxes of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were being readied for shipment with an emphasis on quality control.

“We have realized the greatest public-private partnership in modern times: Doctors, scientists, researchers, factory workers, logisticians and hundreds more have all come together for a singular purpose. That purpose: Save lives and end the pandemic. We checked our egos at the door. We worked collectively to solve the problem. And we have achieved success as was identified last night by the F.D.A. when they approved E.U.A. of the Pfizer vaccine.” “Make no mistake, distribution has begun. Right now, boxes are being packed and loaded with vaccine with emphasis on quality control. Within the next 24 hours, they will begin moving vaccine from the Pfizer manufacturing facility to the UPS and FedEx hubs, and then it will go out to the 636 locations nationwide, which were identified by the states and the territories. We expect 145 sites across all the states to receive 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 for vaccine.” “We remain agile and adaptive to what the situation brings to us as we work through many time zones, many areas of concern. We will manage the distribution on a day- to-day process.”

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