Operation Warp Speed’s First Round Distribution Plan Will Fall Short
Written by Site Hub on December 5, 2020
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has recently communicated to state health departments and Governor’s offices, saying that Operation Warp Speed may fall short of the mark on how many doses of the vaccine that they will be receiving once it’s authorized.
As the Pfizer & Moderna vaccine emergency use authorizations are expected to happen at the end of the month, states are finding out that there might not be enough to distribute according to their individual plans.
The CDC recommended distribution plan is to vaccinate the frontline healthcare workers and residents of long term nursing facilities like nursing homes. All in all thats around 24 million people.
According to reports from the Federal Government, there will only be around 40 million units available, which is only enough to inoculate around 20 million people.
For example, California must vaccinate 2.4 million healthcare workers first and Governor Gavin Newsom said earlier this week that the state is only receiving 327,000 doses of the vaccine from Pfizer to start with.