The largest vaccination drive in U.S. history began Sunday (December 13) as trucks carrying the Pfizer-Bioentech COVID-19 vaccine were pulled out of a Michigan warehouse.
It is learned that Pfizer vaccines will be distributed to 636 hospitals and clinics across the state under Operation Warp Speed.
Trucks carrying about 184,275 vaccines were taken out of the plant in Michigan, and 189 boxes of vaccine pots are expected to arrive Monday in all 50 states.
According to US pharma giant Pfizer, there are five doses of the vaccine in a bottle.
The Pfizer-developed vaccine comes at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has killed nearly 300,000 people in the country.
On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine, and on Saturday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) decided that the vaccine could be given to 16-year-olds. Old in the US.
Operation Warp Speed Chief Adviser Dr Monsieur Sloy told Fox News that it plans to distribute 14 million doses of the vaccine across the United States by the end of this year.