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Moderna, McKesson and U.S. Army general ready to roll out new COVID-19 vaccine By Reuters

Moderna, McKesson and U.S. Army general ready to roll out new COVID-19 vaccine By Reuters
Moderna, McKesson and U.S. Army general ready to roll out new COVID-19 vaccine

distribution of a second COVID-19 vaccine, from Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA ), is ready to start shipping to more than 3,800 sites this weekend, vastly widening the rollout begun last week with Pfizer , the drug company and distributor McKesson (NYSE: MCK ) said.The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved an emergency use authorization for the Moderna Inc vaccine, the second after Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE ) and its German partner BioNTech SE (NASDAQ: BNTX ).Workers in pharmaceutical services provider Catalent (NYSE: CTLT ) Inc's facility in Bloomington, Indiana, will fill and package vials with Moderna vaccine and hand off to McKesson, which will ship doses from facilities including Louisville, Kentucky and Memphis, Tennessee.The start of delivery for the Moderna vaccine will significantly widen availability of COVID-19 vaccines as U.

He said the state expects to receive 346,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine next week.Their drivers will handle the bulk of the last-mile Moderna vaccine deliveries.

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