Doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccines will start moving out within 24 hours, Gen. Gus Perna, chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed, said Saturday.
“They will begin moving vaccine from the Pfizer manufacturing facility to the UPS and FedEx hubs, and then it will go out to the 636 locations nationwide, which were identified by the states and territories,” Perna told a news conference Saturday. “We expect 145 sites across all the states to receive vaccine on Monday, another 425 sites on Tuesday, and the final 66 sites on Wednesday, which will complete the initial delivery of the Pfizer orders for vaccine."
The US Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization for the Pfizer vaccine Friday evening.
“At the sites, the vaccine will marry up with the ancillary kits that we've already distributed. These kits include needles syringes, dilutant and other supplies necessary to administer the shots," Perna said.
No vaccines were pre-positioned, Perna said.
“We did not want to presume EUA (emergency use authorization),” he said.