FAA confirms first ‘mass air shipment’ of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine from Belgium

There are no authorized coronavirus vaccines in the U.S. yet, but preparations for distribution are ramping up. Under FDA rules, vaccine cannot be shipped to actual administration sites until it was been either licensed or authorized by FDA.

Pfizer’s vaccine is anticipated to be authorized by the Food and Drug Administration by mid-December.

While it can’t be delivered to doctors, vaccine can be pre-positioned at distribution sites to allow for quicker delivery once it is authorized, which is what began on Friday.

Yahoo-USA Today

Pfizer has plants in Puurs, Belgium and Kalamazoo, Michigan making the vaccine. 

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