Hazardous winter storms across much of the country have delayed delivery of 6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, the White House said Friday.
Andy Slavitt, White House senior advisor for Covid response, told reporters that the doses represent three days’ worth of shipments. “The vaccines are sitting safe and sound in our factories and hubs,” he said, adding that the administration expects it will catch up as the weather improves over the next week.
Slavitt noted that many states have been able to compensate for the delays by using existing inventory.
The administration is asking vaccination sites to extend their hours over the coming week to help make up for the delays.