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CDC Told States to Expect Fewer Coronavirus Vaccine Doses Than Originally Planned

Governors in multiple states have been told by the Trump administration to expect fewer doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine next week than had been originally planned.

The move has sparked confusion in states, which need to alert hospitals and nursing homes of how many doses to expect. 

The news has also raised questions about communications between the federal government and states, and whether the administration can meet its goal of vaccinating 20 million people by the end of the year. 

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) on Thursday tweeted that he was told his state’s allocation of the new vaccine, produced by Pfizer and the German pharmaceutical company BioNTech, would be slashed by 40 percent.

“This is disruptive and frustrating. We need accurate, predictable numbers to plan and ensure on-the-ground success,” Inslee wrote on Twitter.

Read the source article at The Hill

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