PORTAGE, Mich. – On Sunday morning, the first shipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will leave the company’s manufacturing plant in Portage, Michigan.
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It is the first COVID-19 vaccine to be authorized in the United States. On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
US officials say the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will begin arriving in states Monday morning.
Army Gen. Gustave F. Perna said Saturday that shipping companies UPS and FedEx will deliver Pfizer’s vaccine to nearly 150 state locations. Another 450 sites will get the vaccine on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Perna is with Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration’s vaccine development program. He says the vaccine was timed to arrive Monday morning so that health workers would be available to receive the shots and begin giving them.