Almost three people will be vaccinated during the first Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine launch in the United States.
During a news conference Wednesday on the federal government’s Operation Warp Speed, officials said 636 sites, mostly large healthcare systems with adequate storage capacity, will receive the bumps.
According to Gen Gustave Perna, Chief Operating Officer, 21 days later for the second dose, the first shipment will contain 2.9 million doses of the same amount.
Except for a reserve of about 500,000 cans from the total of about 6.4 million cans currently available in the US.
He added that at least 36 states have notified Operation Warp Speed that a portion of their first doses will go to long-term care facilities under the partnership program between the administration and CVS / Walgreens /.
Perna told reporters that immunization distribution would begin “within 24 hours” of approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Pfizer Inc’s first shipment of the vaccine to the U.S. will contain 2.9 million doses and another shipment 21 days later of the same amount, Gen Gustave Perna, chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed, said Wednesday
The bursts will be carried out in 636 locations, mostly in large health systems with adequate storage capacity. Pictured: The Operation Warp Speed Team during a briefing on Wednesday