Pfizer says it’s sitting on liquid gold — a warehouse packed with the COVID-19 vaccine — but it can’t get word from the government on where to ship them.
The pharma giant made the shocking revelation in response to allegations it was having issues with production and distribution of its vaccine after successfully shipping the first batch out earlier this week. Nearly 3 million doses have already been sent out, but now Pfizer’s pointing a finger at the federal government.
Pfizer says, “We have millions more doses sitting in our warehouse but, as of now, we have not received any shipment instructions for additional doses.”
The news comes as Moderna is on the verge of getting the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization, which would put 2 COVID vaccines on the open market.
The more the merrier, obviously, but it doesn’t bode well if the government really is having issues coordinating distribution of just one vaccine.