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Hospitals Await First Shipments of Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine

Dec. 13, 2020, 8:10 PM

Hospitals are going into overdrive in the final hours before they receive the first U.S. shipments of Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE’s Covid-19 vaccine, ensuring they are ready for the final payoff from months of planning.

“It’s very exciting,” Fran Hixson, director of clinical quality at Chesterfield, Missouri-based Mercy Health, said in an interview Sunday. “We’ve learned along the way how we can protect ourselves from the virus, and adding a vaccine to our toolbox is a very exciting time for us to be moving this ahead.”

Shipments started leaving Pfizer’s Michigan plant early Sunday morning, less than two ...