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FDA Approves Pfizer Covid Vaccine for Emergency Use


What Happened:

  • On Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration formally approved Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use in the United States.

  • This will allow widespread distribution of the vaccine which will go to health care workers and residents and staff of long-term care facilities first.

  • The approval comes one day after the FDA advisory panel voted to allow emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine.

  • With the approval, officials say vaccinations can start early next week.


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