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DeSantis: Moderna vaccine shipment delays may be due to winter storms – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

MIAMI (WSVN) – Officials rolling out COVID-19 vaccines are coping with one other distribution hurdle in Florida and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says Mother Nature is to blame.

Over the subsequent couple of days, getting some COVID-19 vaccines to Florida may grow to be an issue due to the winter climate the remainder of the nation is going through.

“The Moderna though, that entire shipment is still yet to come,” mentioned DeSantis. “We think it’s going to come hopefully by Thursday or Friday. Normally we would have all the Moderna [vaccines] by Tuesday or Wednesday of each week. What’s happened is, you see all the storms, you see a lot of the ice, I think some of this stuff is just in Memphis or the places where they ship from.”

In the meantime, the National Retail Pharmacy Program continues to be going robust and the COVID-19 response crew mentioned they’ll be doubling these vaccinations in a short while.

Cases throughout the nation have been dropping constantly for about 5 weeks.

The coronavirus response crew on the White House mentioned the COID-19 instances are down 20% within the final week alone.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci mentioned vaccines are enjoying a task within the declining case and dying rate for the virus.

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