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Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine rolls out to frontline healthcare workers

The new Pfizer BioNTech vaccine rolls out today with the help of the Department of Defense. (Photo courtesy HHS Chris Smith)The new Pfizer BioNTech vaccine rolls out now with the support of the Department of Protection. (Picture courtesy HHS Chris Smith)

A significant treatment nurse in New York Town is the initial individual in the United States to get the new Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19.

Sandra Lindsay, a significant treatment nurse at Extended Island Jewish Clinical Centre in Queens, acquired the initial dose on Monday morning, Axios said.

Now, the initial shipments of 2.nine million doses of the vaccine are on their way to states and hospitals. By the conclusion of December an estimated 20 million men and women will be vaccinated, and by the conclusion of January another thirty million will get the vaccine. 

Vaccines will be offered initial to frontline health care workers and susceptible populations in long-term treatment facilities. The vaccine is predicted to go out to long-term treatment facilities on Monday, Dec. 21.

The federal government is sending $one hundred forty million to states to support fund distribution operations, according to HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
Insurers are managing administration prices.

The vaccine is going to 636 web sites nationwide now, around four hundred tomorrow and will keep on, right up until, by the conclusion of second quarter 2021, there will be ample vaccine to vaccinate all who want it, Azar said.

The vaccine, which has shown ninety five% efficacy in safety against the coronavirus, acquired Food items and Drug Administration approval on Friday night time just after the FDA’s advisory committee accepted its unexpected emergency use authorization. 

In addition, the Department of Overall health and Human Providers and the Department of Protection declared Friday that the federal government will purchase an additional 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna.

The Fda advisory committee will meet up with to review the Moderna vaccine for EAU on Thursday, December seventeen.

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