Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine: First shipments will be delivered on December 15th


According to a document handed over to the heads of government before Monday’s call to the vice president, the first shipment of Moderna’s vaccine will be delivered on 22 December.

These distribution dates are subject to a decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorizing the emergency use of each vaccine. Pfizer filed an application with the FDA on Nov. 20 and Moderna on Nov. 30.
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The FDA’s Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Related Biological Products, an independent panel of experts, will meet Dec. 10 to review Pfizer’s data and make a recommendation to the FDA to authorize the vaccine.

The document outlined a four-day window from December 11 to December 14 for a review by the FDA and the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which would make recommendations on who should receive the vaccine first. The first doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine will be delivered on December 15, according to the outline.

VRBPAC is then scheduled to consider Moderna’s vaccine on December 17th. After a four-day review period from December 18 to December 21, the document stated that the first shipments of the Moderna vaccine are expected to be delivered on December 22.

The document included a vaccine production forecast that estimates that 22.5 million doses of Pfizer vaccine and 18 million doses of Moderna vaccine will be produced in December.

Governors include a list of “essential tasks” to be completed by Dec. 4, including pre-ordering Pfizer vaccines, enrolling providers in the Covid-19 vaccine program, and completing micro-plans for dissemination and administration.