U.S. slashed vaccine numbers for several states due to confusion over FDA requirement
Workers move boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine as they are prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan on December 13, 2020.
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Officials with Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. government program to distribute Covid-19 vaccines to Americans, had to slash the number doses for several states due to confusion over the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s certificate of analysis requirement for vaccine rounds.
The federal government’s error disrupted vaccination distribution plans in at least 14 states and frustrated governors and state health officials who said they were caught off guard upon learning of shipment shortfalls.
Operation Warp Speed has allocated 2 million Pfizer vaccine doses for this coming week’s shipment, after the U.S. shipped 2.9 million doses last week. Officials also plan to send out 5.9 million …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]