ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It could be well into next year before a COVID-19 vaccine is widely available, but top health officials in New Mexico said Tuesday that they have submitted their plan to the federal government for building the infrastructure, tracking systems and partnerships that will be needed for distribution.
The focus will be on vaccinating health care workers and first responders, then nursing home residents and staff. They acknowledged that supplies will likely be limited early on and immunizations for the general public would come later.…
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The earliest a coronavirus vaccine is expected to be ready for FDA authorization is the. The CDC has already given states $200 million to prepare for distribution.
But shipping companies like DHL have a daunting task — preparing to transport a coronavirus vaccine without knowing where the vaccine will be manufactured, what the packaging will be or how cold it will need to be kept.
“There’s still a lot of things that are unknown. And we’ve been talking to the different manufacturers, who are in various phases of the clinical trials to get ready,” DHL’s CEO of Global Forwarding USA David Goldberg told CBS News senior medical correspondent Dr. Tara Narula.
At the DHL cold-chain facility near Chicago’s O’Hare airport, vaccines are stored at various temperatures before they’re sent to doctors’ offices, pharmacies and hospitals.
“We’ve been moving the flu vaccine, the meningitis vaccine,” Goldberg said. “I think the challenge related to this vaccine is it’s, you know, a vaccine that the world needs as soon as possible, at once, which will make it very difficult in terms of logistics.”
The colder the vaccine, the more complicated the logistics.needs to be kept at about minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit, while needs to be stored at minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit.
“A lot of providers don’t have that type of storage,” said North Dakota Immunization Program Manager Molly Howell.
The ultra-cold storage requirement will make it challenging for states to get the vaccine to their residents, Howell said.
“Once a provider receives that vaccine, it really starts the clock that the vaccine needs to be administered within five days of when it’s put in the refrigerator,” she said.
Pfizer’s vaccine is expected to ship in containers with almost 1,000 shots, which worries Howell.
“The minimum increment of 1,000 doses and figuring out how we can get that to the rural areas is what’s keeping me up at night,” she said. “We’re thinking about the possibility of having to repackage and redistribute that vaccine into smaller quantities.”
While states like North Dakota gear up for mass distribution, the pandemic continues to batter state budgets. The trade associations that represent health officials across the country have asked Congress for $8.4 billion to help states distribute the vaccine.
States and their health departments are “tapped out financially,” said Georgetown professor Dr. Jesse Goodman.
“Also, in terms of their human resources, they’ve been running at 100 miles an hour to do the contact tracing to make up for a not very efficient federal response,” he said.
Goodman said there needs to be an effective national system for distributing and monitoring the vaccine.
“Otherwise, it’s going to be chaos,” Goodman said. “We may have multiple vaccines. We may
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Any coronavirus vaccine that could be authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) faces several additional hurdles after completing the final stage of clinical trials.
That was the theme of key issues addressed today by the FDA’s vaccine advisory committee — which includes a group of health and science experts who advise the regulatory agency on the best way to approach the path forward for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Among the more immediate hurdles, the path to receive an emergency use authorization remains somewhat murky for the pharmaceutical industry, as the agency has not nailed down specifics for things such as labeling and what qualifies as sufficient monitoring of individuals who have enrolled in clinical trials.
In separate letters to the committee, Pfizer (PFE), Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) Janssen and trade group BIO all asked for more clarity on the follow-up period for participants following the final dose of the vaccine.
J&J wrote that the current guidelines ask for 50% of the trial population to be monitored for two months following the final dosing. With J&J enrolling 60,000 participants, and other competitors only enrolling 30,000, that provides an uneven playing field.
“Specifying a minimum required follow-up in terms of subjects and months … would ensure consistency across all studies,” the company wrote.
Another concern is what happens to trial participants — especially in a placebo group — after an emergency use authorization is awarded. The FDA’s guidelines require that the placebo group is maintained so that collection of data for safety and efficacy continues on through until the vaccine can be fully approved — especially since the vaccine would still be considered “investigational” at the point.
Pfizer had said it anticipates offering the vaccine to the placebo participants once it receives an emergency use authorization (EUA) — which is an ethical obligation, according to BIO.
“Additional discussion is needed to determine how placebo-controlled trials can be maintained after an EUA is granted. As an industry, we have an ethical obligation to make our trial participants aware that a vaccine may be available,” wrote BIO’s senior director of infectious disease policy Gregory Frank.
FDA’s deputy director of vaccines, Doran Fink, said the trial has to remain blinded because that isn’t a step that can be walked back and it could jeopardize the integrity of the massive trials.
When asked what can be done to ensure that participants don’t simply then drop out of the trial or choose to take the vaccine, Fink said the FDA had no idea and is asking the companies to figure it out and describe their plan in any emergency use authorization filings.
Distribution and administration
What happens after an EUA is also of concern, as the distribution process for two frontrunners — Moderna (MRNA) and Pfizer — requires extra cold temperatures. While Moderna has
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Clostridium Vaccine Market Research Report by Animal Type (Bovine, Ovine, Poultry, and Swine), by Distribution Channel (Hospitals, Veterinary Clinics, and Veterinary Research Institute) – Global Forecast to 2025 – Cumulative Impact of COVID-19
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The Global Clostridium Vaccine Market is expected to grow from USD 416.46 Million in 2019 to USD 591.30 Million by the end of 2025 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.01%.
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This research report categorizes the Clostridium Vaccine to forecast the revenues and analyze the trends in each of the following sub-markets:
Based on Animal Type, the Clostridium Vaccine Market studied across Bovine, Ovine, Poultry, and Swine.
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The report deeply explores the recent significant developments by the leading vendors and innovation profiles in the Global Clostridium Vaccine Market including ARKO laboratories, Bayer AG, Bimeda, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim, Ceva logistics, Colorado Serum Company, Merck & Co. Inc., Nuovo Biologics, LLC, Virbac, and Zoetis Services LLC.
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In Kalamazoo, Mich., a stretch of land the size of a football field has been turned into a staging ground outfitted with 350 large freezers, ready to take delivery of millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccine before they can be shipped around the world.
The facility is a hub in the sprawling supply chain
has built to handle the delivery of a vaccine widely awaited as a possible relief from the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. pharmaceutical giant says it wants to deliver up to 100 million doses this year and another 1.3 billion in 2021.
Like other drugmakers testing potential vaccines, Pfizer is urgently laying the groundwork with its logistics partners so it can move quickly if its vaccine gets the go-ahead from the Food and Drug Administration and other regulators around the world.
“It’s the biggest-ever vaccination campaign,” said Tanya Alcorn, Pfizer’s supply-chain vice president. “If we get the FDA approval, we will be able to ship the vaccines very shortly after.”
The New York-based drugmaker is working with Germany’s
on one of several experimental Covid-19 vaccines in late-stage testing. Pfizer says it may know whether its vaccine works by the end of October and that it could be ready to apply for emergency-use authorization of its Covid-19 vaccine by late November.
The company’s effort to deliver relief to pandemic-weary populations will revolve around refrigerated storage sites at two of the company’s final assembly centers—the Kalamazoo facility and another in Puurs, Belgium—and rely on dozens of cargo-jet flights and hundreds of truck trips every day. Distribution centers in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., and in Karlsruhe, Germany, have been outfitted for extra storage capacity.
Pfizer so far has spent about $2 billion on developing the vaccine and setting up the distribution network.
The U.S. government placed an initial order for 100 million doses, with the option to purchase 500 million additional doses. The EU ordered 200 million doses with an option for another 100 million. Japan ordered 120 million doses and the U.K. 30 million. Countries in South America and in the Asia-Pacific region also have placed significant orders.
In a typical vaccination campaign, pharmaceutical companies would wait until their product is approved before buying raw materials, establishing manufacturing lines and setting up supply chains to ship a vaccine.
Pfizer Chief Executive Albert Bourla said that the company began setting the groundwork for its supply chain in March, when it kicked off its vaccine development.
“Ensuring over a billion people globally have access to our potential vaccine is as critical as developing the vaccine itself,” he said.
Pfizer says it is preparing for distribution in case the vaccine wins authorization, with hundreds of thousands of doses already in the company’s warehouses in the U.S. and Europe.
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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said Tuesday the state is developing a plan to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine. The plan lays out the initial steps for a “robust, comprehensive and equitable” vaccine distribution system once one or more vaccines become available.
Officials anticipate limited supply in the early phase and plan to prioritize some health care workers, people at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 – including people with underlying medical conditions and those older than 65 – and other essential workers, Baker said.
“The plan also outlines our messaging efforts to make sure people know once there is a vaccine available, that it has been approved by the federal government and is safe and effective,” he said.
“We’ll also make it a priority to reach out specifically to groups that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, including people and communities of color.”
Baker called it an interim plan “that will probably change as more information becomes available.”
Massachusetts is among the states that has recently seen an uptick in COVID-19 cases. As of mid-last week, a total of 63 communities in the state, including Boston, were considered high risk for virus infections, up from 40 a week before. The designation is based on average daily cases per 100,000 residents, CBS Boston reported. High risk communities are those with over 8 cases per 100,000 residents during the last 14 days.
“While we continue to plan for distribution of a vaccine, we can’t take our eyes off the measures that we’ve been talking about for the last several months to keep people safe,” Baker said Tuesday.
late last week that officials are now giving “special attention” to gatherings and house parties “that are putting other people at risk,” as the city sees a rise in coronavirus cases.
“We are tracing locations where house parties continue to happen,” Walsh said, adding they are working with Boston’s Inspectional Services department “to curtail these events.”
Roughly half of new cases in the city continue to be in people who are under 30, said Walsh, who advised people to “get on Zoom” and socialize digitally.
Pressure to create a coronavirus vaccine is increasing by the day, but for a safe vaccine to enter the market, it takes time.
State public health departments say they’re ready to leap into action as soon as a COVID-19 vaccine is approved but caution so many things are still unknown that exactly what that leap looks like is hard to say right now.
For Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s like planning an outdoor picnic for 1.3 million of his closest friends (the population of Maine) without knowing how much food he has, who’s coming, how he’s going to invite them and what they can and can’t eat.
“We plan for things we have knowledge around and move forward from there,” he said.
The good news is that the earliest date a vaccine is expected to arrive is now around Thanksgiving so that gives states a little breathing room. There had been the possibility that a vaccine could become available as soon as Nov. 1.
To get ready, in Maine the public health department is planning “down to the person,” Shah said. “We’re looking at how many miles our public health nurses may need to drive.”
On Friday state public health departments submitted vaccination distribution plans to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The plans were as detailed as they could be given the many things that are still unknown:
- When a vaccine or vaccines will become available.
- Which groups will be first in line to get it and who comes next.
- What kind of storage and refrigerator or freezer requirements they might have. At least one must be stored at -94°.
- For vaccines that require two doses (all but one), when the second dose must be administered.
- Information about whether a certain vaccine works or doesn’t work in specific populations such as the elderly, pregnant women or the young.
In a call with reporters Monday, public health officials talked about how they’re preparing and what they still need.
This involves hours and hours of meetings: Last week state health officials spent two hours meeting with Pfizer just about the packaging it has developed to keep the vaccine cold as it’s distributed and stored, said Claire Hannan, executive director of the Association of Immunization Managers.
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Maine’s Shah said he’s having multiple meetings every day and many at night to get ready for what will be one of the biggest public health pushes of the modern era.
The final plan for who gets COVID-19 vaccine first will come from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. That committee is standing ready to meet the day or the day after a vaccine is approved, Shah said.
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DENVER (AP) — Colorado on Friday released its distribution plan an approved coronavirus vaccine when it becomes publicly available as the state faced a deadline to submit it to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The distribution plan prioritizes three groups of people for the order in which people in those groups will be eligible to get vaccines. The first group of recipients is broken down into three levels of prioritized people and the second has two levels.
In the first phase, the priority recipients will be assisted living facility workers, home health care workers and outpatient pharmacists. Next are police officers, firefighters, public health workers and corrections staff. The third level of vaccine recipients are nursing home and assisted living patients.
During the second phase, vaccines will be given to homeless people living in shelters, adult group home residents, workers such as ski industry and agricultural employees who share living spaces, students living in dormitories, essential workers such as grocery store workers, teachers and child care workers and employees of businesses such as the meat-packing sector where workers are in close proximity to each other. In the second part of this phase, people who are over age 65 or have certain health risks will get vaccines.
When all of those people have been given an opportunity to get the vaccine, the final phase starts with vaccine distribution to adults ages 18-64.
Earlier this week, Johnson & Johnson and Eli Lilly — two companies working on separate COVID-19 vaccines — reported they were pausing clinical trials of the vaccine because of safety concerns.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said that the company’s announcements highlight the uncertainty over the timing for when a vaccine will be ready and which company will have one approved for widespread public use.
“What we do know is we won’t initially get enough doses to cover the entire population and the people of Colorado deserve to know the process of how those initial doses will be prioritized,” Polis said.
Colorado is experiencing its biggest rise in coronavirus since late May — with over 1,000 newly confirmed cases in three days and more than 350 hospitalizations over the last week.
Polis estimated that about one in every 260 Colorado residents is infected with the coronavirus and urged residents to social distance and wear face coverings.
The spike lead Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock to announce stricter city mask mandates and to limit group gatherings from 10 to five.
Masks were previously required for people inside public places but must now be worn outdoors, with exceptions for people outside alone or with people from their own households.
City officials warned tighter restrictions could be imposed on businesses and indoor and outdoor activities if the upward COVID-19 trends continue.
Hancock called the coronavirus trends in Denver concerning and added that the increase in average daily cases is “higher than we’ve ever been over the course of this pandemic.”
The new measures