US Clears Pfizer Covid Vaccine, First Shot “In Less Than 24 Hours”

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The US Food and Drug Adminstration on Friday granted the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine an emergency use authorization, paving the way for its imminent rollout across the country.

“I am authorizing the emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID‑19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19,” Denise Hinton, the agency’s chief scientist wrote in a letter to a Pfizer executive.

President Donald Trump said the first US vaccine will be administered “in less than 24 hours”. 

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