The first shipment of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine is loaded at the Kalamazoo, Michigan facility.
Sunday is a historic day in the nation's fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
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The first truck carrying a COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use in the United States pulled out of a Portage, Mich., manufacturing plant Sunday morning, with the shots that are critical to stopping the nation's coronavirus outbreak destined to reach locations in all 50 states a day later.
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The loading process began Sunday morning. The first wave of deliveries will see 150 locations supplied with the Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, and a further 450 sites will see supplies in the second shipment.
The vaccine is timed to arrive Monday morning so that health workers can receive the shot before administering it themselves.
Shipments of the Pfizer vaccine will set in motion the biggest vaccination effort in American history at a critical juncture of the pandemic that has killed 1.6 million and sickened 71 million worldwide.