Watch how Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine is being distributed across the U.S.
Nearly 3 Million Pfizer / BioNTech Vaccine Doses Go to Nearly 150 Distribution Centers
The first batch of the Pfizer / BioNTech coronavirus vaccine will arrive in various states in the country early Monday morning. The United States administration approved the vaccine for emergency use late Friday. Meanwhile, the number of people who have died from complications associated with COVID-19 approached 300,000.
The chief director of Operation Supersonic, which was set up by the Trump administration to develop and deliver vaccines, General Gustav Perna said at a press conference on Saturday that shipping companies will deliver about 3 million doses of Pfizer vaccine to nearly 150 distribution centers. About 450 institutions will receive the vaccine by Wednesday.
While it is still unclear who exactly will be vaccinated first, it was said at a press conference that healthcare workers and nursing home clients will be a priority. According to Perna, the final decision on this will be made by the health authorities..
US joins UK and other countries in vaccinating as many people as possible ahead of the winter season.
Mexico also approved emergency use of the coronavirus vaccine late Friday night, bringing the number of countries vaccinating or planning to vaccinate with drugs produced by Pfizer and BioNTech to six. Bahrain, Canada and Saudi Arabia also approved the vaccine.
Mexico’s assistant health minister and chief epidemiologist, Hugo López-Gatel, called the approval of the vaccine “cause for hope.” Reuters reports that Mexico has signed an agreement with Pfizer to purchase 34 million doses of vaccine, with the first shipment expected later this month..
Mexico has 1.2 million COVID-19 cases and 113,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The vaccine was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday. At the moment, according to Johns Hopkins University, 295,000 people have become victims of the coronavirus in the United States – this is the highest rate in the world, and 15.8 million Americans have been infected since the beginning of the pandemic. A total of 71 million cases of COVID infection are registered in the world.
The President said vaccinations would begin in the US within the next 24 hours, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanded “fair and equitable” distribution of vaccines.
Hospital admissions are at an all-time high in America’s most populous state, California. Los Angeles County Reports Highest Daily New COVID-19 Cases – More than 12,000 Cases / Day.
The World Health Organization and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies signed an agreement on Friday called the Emergency Medicine Initiative to improve emergency medical care and health services during humanitarian crises..
News Service; Voices of America