Daily US Times: The US officials said the country’s Covid vaccinations would start Monday, the meaning is public will start receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine from that day. The decision came after the vaccine was authorised for emergency use.
Gen Gustave Perna, who is overseeing distribution of the vaccine, says the first three million doses of the vaccine would be shipped “across all states” this weekend.
The Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19 and was deemed safe by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The US recorded a daily toll of 3,309 Covid-related deaths on Saturday.
The figure, reported on the Johns Hopkins University is the highest total in a single day anywhere in the world.
Coronavirus deaths have been rising sharply in the US since November.
Authorising the emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine on Friday, the FDA – which had come under intense pressure from President Trump to do so – said the move was a “significant milestone” in the pandemic.
The UK has already started mass Covid vaccinations in the country. The British people is also getting Pfizer vaccine.
Gen Perna said in a news conference on Saturday said doses of the vaccine would be packed into shipping containers for transportation “within the next 24 hours”.
He said: “Expect 145 sites across the states to receive the vaccine on Monday, another 425 sites on Tuesday, and the final 66 sites on Wednesday.”