Pfizer Says It Has Millions Of Vaccine Doses ‘Sitting In Our Warehouse’—But Hasn’t Been Told Where To Send Them

Pfizer Says It Has Millions Of Vaccine Doses ‘Sitting In Our Warehouse’—But Hasn’t Been Told Where To Send Them

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In a press release issued Thursday, Pfizer said that the company has millions of doses of its Covid-19 vaccines sitting in warehouses that have not been delivered because the company has not received shipping instructions from the federal government.

Pfizer vaccines being delivered. The company said Thursday that it has millions of doses but no instructions from the government as to where to ship them.

Pfizer vaccines being delivered. The company said Thursday that it has millions of doses but no … [+] instructions from the government as to where to ship them.


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Key Facts

Pfizer said that the company has so far shipped 2.9 million doses of its mRNA Covid-19 vaccine, which it produced with German company BioNTech, to locations specified by the U.S. government around the country.

The company also said that it hasn’t experienced any production issues or shipping delays in regards to its vaccine.

The statement comes in the wake of several public comments from Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, who told reporters this week that Pfizer was experiencing “manufacturing challenges” and “hiccups.”

Unlike other Covid-19 vaccine candidates, Pfizer declined to take any U.S. government funding from Operation Warp Speed to manufacture its vaccine, instead footing most of the development costs itself.

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