The first shipments of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine will be delivered on Dec. 15, according to an Operation Warp Speed document.
The document provided to governors ahead of a call with Vice President Mike Pence and obtained by CNN, also estimates the first shipment of Moderna’s vaccine will be delivered on Dec. 22.
The US Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) will meet on Dec. 10 to consider authorizing Pfizer’s vaccine. The document outlines a four-day window between Dec. 11 and Dec. 14 for review by the FDA and CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. On Dec. 15, the first doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine will be delivered, according to the outline.
Next, the VRBPAC is scheduled to consider Moderna’s vaccine on Dec. 17. After a four-day review window from Dec. 18 to Dec. 21, the document states that the first shipments of Moderna’s vaccine are estimated to be delivered on Dec. 22.
The document includes a vaccine manufacturing forecast, estimating 22.5 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 18 million doses of the Moderna vaccine will be manufactured in December.
A list of “essential tasks” is included for governors to complete by Dec. 4, including pre-ordering Pfizer vaccines, enrolling providers in the Covid-19 vaccine program and completing microplans for distribution and administration.