A recent ABC News article discussed the logistics of distributing the first wave of Covid-19 vaccines, and it won’t be easy. Apparently tens of millions of vaccine doses are being manufactured and stored in warehouses around the country as Pfizer and Moderna near completion of their late-stage clinical trials. Both vaccine candidates were granted emergency use authorization from the FDA, and claim they could be available as early as mid-December.
According to the article, nursing homes and long-term care facilities will be the first to receive vaccines since roughly a third of deaths in the U.S. have occurred there. CVS and Walgreens have teamed up with Operation Warp Speed to provide pharmacists and technicians who will administer doses on-site for residents and staff free of charge. It is likely that the military will control logistics while private companies like FedEx will physically deliver the doses.