Pfizer to test COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Texas

Posted at 8:42 AM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 09:42:59-05

There are new updates in the experimental vaccine that will be coming to Texas as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

According to KTRK in Houston, Pfizer has picked Texas as one of four states to test the distribution of its possible vaccine. Other states chosen include Rhode Island, Tennessee and New Mexico.

There will be a rollout of the vaccine when the vaccine is ready and Pfizer will need to figure out how to get it delivered and distributed.

Pfizer picked the Lone Star State due to its diversity, population size and ability to reach people in both rural and city areas.

This does not mean Texas will receive the vaccine before other states.

The trial will be a double-blind study so neither the patient nor the doctor will know who's getting the vaccine and who is receiving the placebo.