First 6.4 million doses of Pfizer vaccine will be split among states, territories
November 25, 2020
Around mid-December, 6.4 million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped out across the United States in an initial push after it receives an expected emergency authorization, officials leading Operation Warp Speed, the administration's push to fast-track a vaccine, said on a call with reporters on Tuesday.
The first doses - which are expected to go to health care workers and potentially a few other vulnerable groups - will be allocated to all 50 states and eight territories, as well as six major metropolitan areas. The quantities will be based on how many adults live in each jurisdiction.
"We wanted to keep this simple," said Alex Azar, the secretary of health and human services.