- The first batch of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine has landed at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport
- US officials would likely start distributing the vaccine within 24 hours of approval from the FDA
- The UK government has ordered more than 350 million vaccine doses from various drugmakers
A charter flight carrying the first batch of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine has landed in the U.S. from Brussels, Belgium, according to authorities.
The United Airlines flight arrived at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport this week, but it’s unclear when the shipment arrived or how many doses were brought, NBC News reported.
The flight is the beginning of a “mass air shipment” of a coronavirus vaccine as authorities prepare for distribution once Pfizer’s vaccine receives authorization, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Sunday confirmed that shipments had come from Europe. However, officials refused to provide details about