Since Pfizer(NYSE: PFE) spent the weekend producing the vaccine at its plants in Michigan and Wisconsin, Medical facilities in all 50 US states were scheduled to collect the vaccine on Monday.
The first batches would arrive at 145 places, with 425 more expected on Tuesday to collect the vaccine and 66 on Wednesday. Pfizer plans to make 2.9m doses in its initial batch, but senior administration officials expect supplies could exceed 40m by the end of the year.
Stephen Hahn, director of the US Food and Drug Administration, said he anticipated that the first doses would be given on Monday as the US struggled to limit the disease’s spread. Dr. Hahn informed that he had seen reports that Medical facilities were ready and waiting for their health staff to be vaccinated.
With new infections, hospitalizations, and fatalities rising to break new records, the US has been struck hardest by the virus than anywhere else. Data from the Covid Monitoring Project revealed that more than 223,000 persons tested positive on Saturday, and another 2,477 people died.
Over the next two weeks, US authorities are preparing to improve vaccine development exponentially, with healthcare professionals and personnel and seniors first in line in long-term care facilities.
Other news officials claimed that the Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) jab would be among the first individuals to be provided to senior members of the Trump administration. But Mr. Trump said that he had ordered an “adjustment” to be made to the proposals. The vaccine was considered healthy on Friday by US regulators and will start being carried out on Monday. It provides safety against Covid-19 of up to 95%.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the first COVID-19 vaccines arrived on Canadian soil on Sunday, and certain Canadians are required to roll up their sleeves for a shot as soon as Monday. This week, Canada and the United States are expected to become the first Western countries since the United Kingdom launched inoculations with the newly approved vaccine.
“Trudeau said on Twitter on Sunday night, “The first shipment of doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine landed in Canada,” over a photo of a freight plane apparently used to deliver the vaccine produced by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE in Germany.