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HomeHealthLive Updates: COVID-19 vaccine shipments arrive at US distribution sites

Live Updates: COVID-19 vaccine shipments arrive at US distribution sites

COVID-19 vaccine vials, the first of many, made their way to distribution sites across the U.S. on Sunday.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.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.FAST FACTSThe US is nearing 300,000 coronavirus related deaths during the pandemicInitially, about 3 million doses were expected to be sent outThe vaccine is timed to arrive Monday morning so that health workers can receive the shot before administering it themselves.Follow below for more coronavirus updates. Mobile users click here. 

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