Biden speaks at Pfizer vaccine manufacturing web site as storm delays shipments
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President Joe Biden speaks at Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Friday as his government works to increase the supply of doses in the U.S.
Earlier in the day, government officials said the massive winter storms in the Midwest and Texas had delayed delivery of 6 million Covid-19 vaccine doses this week, affecting every state in the US. The backlog equates to three days of late deliveries, Andy Slavitt, Senior White House Advisor on Covid Response, said during a news conference.
Slavitt also announced that the government is working with Florida and Pennsylvania to open five more vaccination centers.
Four of the five vaccination centers will be located in the cities of Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando and Tampa, Florida. The four sites could vaccinate up to 12,000 people a day. A fifth center in Philadelphia will be able to vaccinate 6,000 people a day, he said.
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