U.S. government expects first COVID-19 vaccine shipments will arrive Monday
U.S. Army General Gus Perna, chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed, said Saturday he expects the firstvaccine shipments will arrive at 145 sites in states across the country on Monday.
Perna said at a midday briefing the Pfizer vaccine will begin moving to UPS hubs within the next 24 hours, and will go out to 636 locations nationwide. Vaccines will be distributed to 425 sites on Tuesday and 66 sites on Wednesday.
Frontline medical workers and residents of long-term care facilities will be the first to get the vaccine.
“We are not done until every American has access to the vaccine,” Perna told reporters. “I have 100% confidence that we will get vaccines to the American people and it will be safe and it will be secure when it arrives.”
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[Source: CBS News]