Home Health Live Updates: COVID-19 vaccine shipments arrive at US distribution sites

Live Updates: COVID-19 vaccine shipments arrive at US distribution sites

COVID-19 vaccine vials, the first of many, made their way to distribution sites across the U.S. on Sunday.

The first truck carrying a COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use in the United States pulled out of a Portage, Mich., manufacturing plant Sunday morning, with the shots that are critical to stopping the nation’s coronavirus outbreak destined to reach locations in all 50 states a day later.

The loading process began Sunday morning. The first wave of deliveries will see 150 locations supplied with the Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, and a further 450 sites will see supplies in the second shipment.

FAST FACTS

    • The US is nearing 300,000 coronavirus related deaths during the pandemic
    • Initially, about 3 million doses were expected to be sent out

The vaccine is timed to arrive Monday morning so that health workers can receive the shot before administering it themselves.

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