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Vaccine Shipments Will Reach Distribution Centers Monday Morning : NPR

Two shipping containers holding the first doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine arrived at the UPS Worldport in Louisville, Ky., on Sunday.

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Two shipping containers holding the first doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine arrived at the UPS Worldport in Louisville, Ky., on Sunday.

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With the U.S. death toll at about 300,000, the first doses of the first authorized COVID-19 vaccine are officially en route to distribution centers across the country.

Federal officials authorized emergency use of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine on Friday night, setting in motion the logistically challenging process of getting the first doses to states safely and quickly.

On Saturday, Army Gen. Gustave Perna, chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed, said shipping containers were being packed at a Pfizer facility. From there, he said, the vaccines would be

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First U.S. Shots in COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Coming Monday, Army General Says | Top News

By Michael Erman and Carl O’Donnell

(Reuters) – The first shots in a massive U.S. COVID-19 vaccine campaign will be administered as early as Monday, with Pfizer Inc and partners aiming to start shipments across the hard-hit country on Sunday, an Army general organizing the rollout said.

Healthcare workers and elderly people in long-term care facilities are expected to be the main recipients of the first wave of 2.9 million shots this month, with healthcare worker inoculations as soon as Monday and nursing home residents by the end of next week, U.S. Army General Gustave Perna said on a Saturday press call.

Despite months of preparation, distributing and administering the vaccine to as many as 330 million recipients poses a major logistical challenge, he said. The vaccine has complex shipping requirements and must be stored at -70 Celsius.

“We have a lot of work to do. We are not taking

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

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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

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US public to receive Covid vaccinations on Monday

The US public will start receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine from Monday after it was authorised for emergency use, officials say.

The first doses of the vaccine were being shipped “across all states” over the weekend, said Gen Gustave Perna, the official in charge of distribution.

The vaccine offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19 and was deemed safe by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The FDA said its approval for use was a “significant milestone” in the crisis.

The US agency authorised the emergency use of the Pfizer/BioNTech on Friday, after coming under intense pressure from the Trump administration to do so.

During a news conference on Saturday, Gen Perna – speaking for the government’s vaccination campaign Operation Warp Speed – said doses of the vaccine were being packed into shipping containers for transportation “within the next 24 hours”.

“Expect 145 sites across the states to receive the

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States will start getting COVID-19 vaccine Monday, US says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine will begin arriving in states Monday morning, U.S. officials said Saturday, after the government gave the final go-ahead to the shots needed to end an outbreak that has killed nearly 300,000 Americans.

Trucks will roll out Sunday morning as shipping companies UPS and FedEx begin delivering Pfizer’s vaccine to nearly 150 distribution centers across the states, said Army Gen. Gustave Perna of Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration’s vaccine development program. An additional 425 sites will get shipments Tuesday, and the remaining 66 on Wednesday.

Initially, about 3 million doses were expected to be shipped nationwide. It was unclear exactly who would receive the first shots, though health care workers and nursing home residents were the priority. Perna said health authorities would decide.

A similar number of shots will be held back for those recipients’ second dose, which is needed for full

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NY Gives OK to Pfizer Vaccine Ahead of Final FDA Approval; NYC Opens Command Center on Monday



a person wearing a costume: A health worker injects a person during clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine at Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Drugmakers racing to produce Covid-19 vaccines pledged to avoid shortcuts on science as they face pressure to rush a shot to market. Photographer: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg via Getty Images


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A health worker injects a person during clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine at Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Drugmakers racing to produce Covid-19 vaccines pledged to avoid shortcuts on science as they face pressure to rush a shot to market. Photographer: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg via Getty Images


What to Know

  • The FDA’s vaccine advisory panel approved Pfizer’s COVID vaccine — one of the final steps before millions of doses of the shot can be delivered across the country
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will receive its first deliveries of COVID-19 vaccine Sunday or Monday as the pandemic is landing more patients into hospitals across the state
  • New York City is slated to receive an estimated 72,000 doses — the most for any region in the state. Long Island will receive the second highest
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HHS Head Alex Azar: Feds Eye Monday or Tuesday for First Coronavirus Vaccine Shots | Health News

Officials expect to begin vaccinating Americans against the coronavirus early next week, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

“We could see people getting vaccinated Monday, Tuesday of next week,” Azar said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Friday.

Azar’s comments come after a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday voted in favor of issuing a vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech an emergency use authorization.

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The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted 17-4 with one person abstaining that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks for individuals 16 years of age and older.

FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said Friday that the agency is “rapidly” working on issuing an emergency use authorization.

“Following yesterday’s positive advisory committee meeting outcome regarding the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has informed the sponsor that it will rapidly work

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