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6M COVID-19 vaccine doses delayed by extreme winter weather, White House says

WASHINGTON - The deadly winter weather that has impacted many areas of the country has set back the urgent drive to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19 — but it’s possible to catch up with a concerted effort, the White House says. White House coronavirus adviser Andy Slavitt said Friday that the weather has led to a three-day delay in shipping vaccines, or about 6 million doses, amid a shutdown of transportation hubs and highways. But he added that the vaccine won’t spoil and is "safe and sound" in warehouses.It was the first major setback to the Biden administration's rollout of coronavirus vaccines just as the national vaccination campaign was hitting its stride.

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