First Shipments Of COVID-19 Vaccine To Fall Short





The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Operation Warp Speed have finally informed state health departments and governors’ offices about the number of doses of the coronavirus vaccine that will be allocated to them once it is authorized and these numbers are not enough.


With expectations that the Pfizer and most probably Moderna vaccines will be cleared for emergency use authorization, states are being told that there aren’t enough of them to fully vaccinate those whom they have designated as their first and top priority.


Federal officials have estimated that almost 40 million doses will be available by the end of the month providing both Pfizer and Moderna get the USFDA authorization. This will be enough to vaccinate only 20 million as both the vaccines are two-dose vaccines and each person will require two doses for efficacy.


States have to decide how will they ration the vaccine among the top priority groups. This will set a timetable for the time when other groups down the line can be vaccinated. This will be after the first small installment of the highest priority group is used among health care workers. States have already been forced to trim the groups of healthcare workers.


As an example, California has to vaccinate 2.4 million healthcare workers as the first priority. However, the state will only receive 327,000 doses from Pfizer initially. So, the state has to trim its list of the top priority group to decide which workers get the first batch of vaccines.


Source CNN Health

Follow us on Google news for more updates and News


This content is being provided to you for informational purposes only. The content has been prepared by third parties not affiliated with CWEB Inc, a business. This content and any information contained therein, does not constitute a recommendation by CWEB to buy, sell or hold any security, financial product or instrument referenced in the content. This information neither is, nor should be construed as an offer, or a solicitation of an offer, to buy or sell securities by CWEB Inc. CWEB Inc. does not offer or provide any opinion regarding the nature, potential, value, suitability or profitability of any particular investment or investment strategy, and you shall be fully responsible for any investment decisions you make, and such decisions will be based solely on your evaluation of your financial circumstances, investment objectives, risk tolerance, and liquidity needs.

Unless stated otherwise, the web content provided by the CWEB family of companies is for educational purposes only. The information and tools provided neither are, nor should be construed, as an offer, or a solicitation of an offer, to buy or sell securities by CWEB Inc. or its affiliates. Unless stated otherwise, no information presented constitutes a recommendation by CWEB Inc. or its affiliates to buy, sell or hold any security, financial product or instrument discussed therein or to engage in any specific investment strategy.

Full Disclaimer

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.