Freight trucks carrying about 184,275 vials of coronavirus vaccine departed a Pfizer plant in Portage, Michigan, on Sunday, a landmark moment in the fight against the deadly virus.
The combined 189 boxes of vaccine vials are expected to arrive in all 50 states on Monday, and another 3,900 vials are expected to ship later Sunday to United States territories. In addition, 400 boxes packed with about 390,000 vials will ship Monday to arrive on Tuesday.
The landmark moment in the pandemic comes after the vaccine received the US Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization, and in the coming days, the vaccines will arrive to hundreds of facilities across the US.
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LOOK: Workers start sending the first U.S. shipments of Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine, from their manufacturing facility in Kalamazoo, Michigan, following emergency use authorization by the FDA.
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