Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine rolls out to frontline healthcare workers

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The new Pfizer BioNTech vaccine rolls out currently with the help of the Division of Protection. (Photo courtesy HHS Chris Smith) A vital care nurse in New York City is the very first man or woman in the United States to receive the new Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine towards COVID-19. Sandra Lindsay, […]

The new Pfizer BioNTech vaccine rolls out currently with the help of the Division of Protection. (Photo courtesy HHS Chris Smith)

A vital care nurse in New York City is the very first man or woman in the United States to receive the new Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine towards COVID-19.

Sandra Lindsay, a vital care nurse at Extended Island Jewish Health care Middle in Queens, obtained the very first dose on Monday early morning, Axios said.

These days, the very first shipments of 2.nine million doses of the vaccine are on their way to states and hospitals. By the conclude of December an approximated twenty million folks will be vaccinated, and by the conclude of January another thirty million will get the vaccine. 

Vaccines will be specified very first to frontline health care workers and susceptible populations in extensive-term care amenities. The vaccine is anticipated to go out to extensive-term care amenities on Monday, Dec. 21.

The federal governing administration is sending $one hundred forty million to states to help fund distribution operations, according to HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
Insurers are dealing with administration costs.

The vaccine is going to 636 web-sites nationwide currently, over 400 tomorrow and will keep on, till, by the conclude of second quarter 2021, there will be adequate vaccine to vaccinate all who want it, Azar said.

The vaccine, which has shown ninety five% efficacy in security towards the coronavirus, obtained Foods and Drug Administration acceptance on Friday evening just after the FDA’s advisory committee permitted its emergency use authorization. 

In addition, the Division of Health and Human Companies and the Division of Protection introduced Friday that the federal governing administration will invest in an extra 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna.

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

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