Officers introduced Saturday that distribution of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine will start this weekend after it acquired emergency authorization from the Meals and Drug Administration (FDA).
“Distribution of Moderna vaccine has already begun,” Gen. Gustave Perna, chief working officer of Operation Warp Pace, the administration’s effort to advance vaccine growth and distribution, mentioned throughout a briefing.
“Containers are being packed and loaded immediately. Vans will start rolling out tomorrow, from FedEx and UPS, delivering vaccines and kits to the American folks throughout the USA,” he added.
Perna mentioned that with each Pfizer and Moderna vaccines being distributed, the federal government has allotted 7.9 million doses of vaccine.
The FDA issued an emergency authorization for the Moderna vaccine on Friday, permitting a complete of almost 6 million doses of the vaccine to start transport throughout the nation. The authorization adopted an company advisory panel vote of 20-Zero in favor of the approval.
The company green-lit the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine earlier this month and has begun rolling out the vaccine. A number of lawmakers together with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) each acquired their first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Friday.
– Nathaniel Weixel contributed.