Retailers already fear U.S. holiday ‘shipageddon’; now here come vaccines

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Deliveries of holiday gifts purchased online at major retailers could get delayed by something far more critical – COVID-19 vaccines.

Pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer and Moderna as early as mid-December could begin sending inoculations to U.S. healthcare workers and nursing home residents.

FedEx and United Parcel Service could make space for those shipments on cargo planes by bumping off packages from Amazon.com, Walmart, Target and other retailers.

“FedEx is prioritizing vaccines,” company spokeswoman Bonny Harrison told Reuters.Read more

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