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

By: - December 8, 2020 5:50 pm

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.

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Colorado Newsline. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.