UPDATED 1:56 PM PT – Monday, December 14, 2020
The Trump administration said its working with Pfizer to expand the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Americans. During a press conference Monday, members of Operation Warp Speed gave an update on the White House’s distribution plans.
General Gustave Parna warned that bad weather could be a problem to getting the vaccine out to states. However, they are doing everything they can to ensure the process is smooth.
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar also took a moment to express his confidence in the vaccine as the nation launches its vaccination program.
We now have begun the distribution of millions of doses of the first @US_FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccine across the United States.
— Secretary Alex Azar (@SecAzar) December 13, 2020
Meanwhile, the administration is aiming to start distributing Moderna’s vaccine across the country next week.
We just announced the U.S. gov’t has exercised the 1st option for an additional 100 million doses of our COVID-19 vaccine candidate, which will be delivered in Q2 2021. Read more: https://t.co/zxznonNRek pic.twitter.com/l2Cs0qYZcM
— Moderna (@moderna_tx) December 11, 2020