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COVID-19: US sets for 6.4m doses of Pfizer vaccine in December

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The United States Government has set up plans to send out 6.4 million doses of Pfizer Coronavirus vaccine across the States while the Federal Regulators will authorize the vaccine on an emergency basis as early as mid-December as first shots could be administered before the end of the year.

US Government Official disclosed this on Tuesday with the expectation that first shots will be administered quickly to front-line health-care workers and the top priority Group.

The logistics Operation Warp Speed, Gen Gustave Parna said the Trump administration’s effort to speed up treatments and vaccines, as state officials were informed on the allocation, which is based on each state’s overall population.

“The amount would cover only a portion of the nation’s 20 million health-care workers, let alone the U.S. population of 330 million. a steady drumbeat” of additional doses will be delivered as manufacturing capacity ramps up in each successive week”, Perna said.

He noted that the first shots could be administered before the end of the year, Operation Warp Speed has begun to release more details about the massive and complicated distribution effort to immunize tens of millions of Americans.

“US Government officials are on track to have 40 million doses of vaccines from Pfizer and the second company, biotech firm Moderna, by the end of the year, enough to vaccinate 20 million people”.

Perna added that States and territories now have the necessary information to “plan and figure out where they want the vaccine distributed” in the first shipment.

“States are supposed to designate their top five sites capable of receiving and administering the Pfizer vaccine, which must be stored at a temperature of minus-70 Celsius (minus-94 Fahrenheit), and has exacting handling protocols”.

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