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Operation Warp Speed looking toward vaccine expansion

Randy Mancini 12 December 14, 2020

Danny Wilson, respiratory therapist, receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 at Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, Idaho on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. (John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register via AP)

The Trump administration said its working with Pfizer to expand the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Americans. During a press conference Monday, members of Operation Warp Speed gave an update on the White House’s distribution plans.

General Gustave Parna warned that bad weather could be a problem to getting the vaccine out to states. However, they are doing everything they can to ensure the process is smooth.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar also took a moment to express his confidence in the vaccine as the nation launches its vaccination program.

We now have begun the distribution of millions of doses of the first @US_FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccine across the United States.

Here in the Vaccine Operations Center at @HHSGov, the #OperationWarpSpeed team will monitor the distribution and delivery of the vaccine.

— Secretary Alex Azar (@SecAzar) December 13, 2020

Meanwhile, the administration is aiming to start distributing Moderna’s vaccine across the country next week.

We just announced the U.S. gov't has exercised the 1st option for an additional 100 million doses of our COVID-19 vaccine candidate, which will be delivered in Q2 2021. Read more:

— Moderna (@moderna_tx) December 11, 2020

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