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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 today with the help of the Division of Protection. (Photo courtesy HHS Chris Smith)

A important treatment nurse in New York Town is the initially person in the United States to acquire the new Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine versus COVID-19.

Sandra Lindsay, a important treatment nurse at Extended Island Jewish Professional medical Heart in Queens, obtained the initially dose on Monday morning, Axios said.

Right now, the initially shipments of 2.nine million doses of the vaccine are on their way to states and hospitals. By the stop of December an believed twenty million people today will be vaccinated, and by the stop of January another thirty million will get the vaccine. 

Vaccines will be specified initially to frontline healthcare staff and susceptible populations in prolonged-expression treatment amenities. The vaccine is predicted to go out to prolonged-expression treatment amenities on Monday, Dec. 21.

The federal governing administration is sending $one hundred forty million to states to help fund distribution functions, in accordance to HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
Insurers are dealing with administration charges.

The vaccine is likely to 636 websites nationwide today, above 400 tomorrow and will keep on, right until, by the stop of second quarter 2021, there will be adequate vaccine to vaccinate all who want it, Azar said.

The vaccine, which has proven 95% efficacy in security versus the coronavirus, obtained Food items and Drug Administration acceptance on Friday evening soon after the FDA’s advisory committee accredited its unexpected emergency use authorization. 

In addition, the Division of Overall health and Human Providers and the Division of Protection declared Friday that the federal governing administration will order an supplemental a hundred million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna.

The Food and drug administration advisory committee will satisfy to overview the Moderna vaccine for EAU on Thursday, December 17.

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