Historic winter storm delays Covid vaccine shipments across the U.S.

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White House Covid advisor Andy Slavitt said officials are going to have to "work double time next week, presuming the weather improves."
Shipments of Covid-19 vaccine doses were delayed this week across several states due to the historic winter storms that swept across the country, state and federal officials said.

Nearly all of the doses that had been due to arrive in New York state last weekend have been delayed, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said late Thursday.

"Every dose that should have shipped on Monday was held back, and only a limited number of Pfizer vaccines left shipping facilities on Tuesday and Wednesday," Cuomo said, adding that the state is working with providers to "reduce the number of appointments that must be rescheduled."

It's not just New York. Samantha Bequer, a spokeswoman for the Florida Division of Emergency Management, said more than 200,000 doses expected this week had not arrived.

"The state is still expecting to receive the full allocation of vaccines for Week 10," Bequer said in a statement. "Yesterday, the state was notified that federal deliveries of Moderna vaccine are still delayed by severe weather. At this time, the state has not been provided a new timeline on when to expect the delayed…
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