Washington state is predicted to obtain 57,525 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 44,300 doses of Moderna’s vaccine subsequent week, well being officers stated Wednesday.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Greater than 30,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have been given to well being staff throughout Washington because the state first obtained the vaccine final week, and 1000’s of extra doses are on the best way.
“We’re thrilled with this progress in such a short while,” well being officers stated in a ready assertion Wednesday.
This week, the state Division of Well being (DOH) distributed a complete of 172,750 doses of the vaccine to well being suppliers to be given to at-risk well being staff. The state obtained 44,850 doses of Pfizer’s vaccine and 127,900 doses of Moderna’s vaccine, which was accredited by the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration late final week.
Well being officers stated these numbers embody 153,925 doses distributed to greater than 220 websites in 37 counties and 18,825 doses distributed to help long-term care amenities in addition to 14 Tribes and City Indian Well being Applications.
The state positioned an order on Dec. 21 for 128,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine, but it surely’s unclear when they may all get delivered.
Washington is predicted to obtain 101,825 doses of the vaccine subsequent week, which incorporates 57,525 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 44,300 doses of Moderna’s vaccine, in line with a information launch from the DOH.
There’ll proceed to be restricted provide of the vaccine over the following a number of weeks, officers stated, and the vaccine won’t be delivered on Christmas or New 12 months’s Day.
“In early 2021, we hope to maneuver to a constant sample of ordering and supply, to proceed the expansion of COVID-19 vaccine availability in Washington state,” well being officers stated.
The state is planning to start vaccinations at long-term care amenities which are registered by the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention’s long-term care program on Dec. 28.
One long-term care pharmacy in Washington, that’s registered by the state’s vaccine supplier program, began vaccinations at a number of amenities on Monday, officers stated.
Well being officers stated for the “foreseeable future” the state will get its vaccine allocation on a week-by-week foundation, however that the federal authorities has shared the vaccine provide will improve every month.