Governors describe their preparations for COVID-19 vaccine rollout during White House summit

Operation Warp Speed official says goal is to have shots administered within 96 hours of federal approval

From left, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards participate in a White House coronavirus vaccine summit on Dec. 8, 2020. (screenshot)

Colorado, whose Gov. Jared Polis was not part of the White House summit, expects to receive 46,800 COVID-19 vaccine doses in its first order from pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech. Public health officials in the state expect the doses to arrive as early as Dec. 12.