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Outdated U.S. Vaccine Data Risks Squeezing State Use Plans

  • New York, Nevada estimates were from October assumptions
  • Estimate cited assumed triple supply of doses from Pfizer
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Source: Pfizer Inc.

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States including New York and Nevada used outdated federal estimates showing many more doses of Pfizer Inc.’s vaccine would be available as they planned for the initial inflow of shots, said a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The estimates given to states in October for planning purposes said there could be 20 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech SE vaccine available and 15 million doses of Moderna Inc.’s shot, according to the spokesperson, who asked not to be identified by name in an emailed response to questions.