But even as state officials scrambled to distribute the first doses, they criticized the federal government for a lack of transparency and limited financial help, warning that both could hamper efforts to quickly vaccinate the most vulnerable populations, including health-care workers and the elderly.
As the vaccine doses made their way to hospitals Sunday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield gave the final nod, greenlighting the decision to recommend Pfizer’s vaccine for those 16 and older.
Additionally, the governors of California, Washington, Oregon and Nevada announced Sunday that an independent review of the Pfizer vaccine found it was safe for public use. They said the vaccine was on the way but did not give a specific estimate for when the first shots would be given.
As the vaccine arrived at a Louisville hub for distribution across the east coast Sunday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) moved up