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First doses of Paxlovid, Pfizer's new COVID pill, are released to states

Posted on AllSides December 23rd, 2021
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A federal agency has released the first allocations of Paxlovid, the new COVID-19 treatment from Pfizer, to states and territories. The federal government has a contract for 10 million courses of the treatment and is providing the medicine free to state and territorial health departments.

The government acknowledges that supplies will be tight to start.

"An initial 65,000 courses of Paxlovid will be made available for shipment to states and territories and will begin arriving at dispensing sites by the end of December," an HHS website says.

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