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Winter storm delays shipments of 6 million Covid vaccine doses in U.S.: Officials


Vehicles are at a standstill southbound on Interstate Highway 35 on February 18, 2021 in Killeen, Texas.

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Massive winter storms across the Midwest and Texas have delayed the delivery of 6 million Covid-19 vaccine doses affecting every state in the U.S., the nation’s top health officials said Friday.

The backlog represents three days’ worth of delayed shipments, Andy Slavitt, White House senior advisor for Covid response, said during a press briefing.

“Many states have been able to cover some of this delay with existing inventory,” Slavitt said.

The delayed shipments stem from three main choke points in the vaccines’ distribution chain caused by the weather, he said….


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