COVID Vaccines Could Be Administered as Early as December 12th
Ever since the onslaught of this pandemic just shy of a year ago, it has been a race against time to create and test an effective vaccine against this gnarly virus. Since the creation of Trump's operation 'warp speed', several pharmaceutical companies have reported the creation of effective vaccines.
According to the Associated Press, one of the top contenders in the race is Pfizer. The company says that is has developed a vaccine that, in ongoing studies, shows a 95% effective rate at preventing mild to severe COVID-19 symptoms. Other companies have also reported some major success as well like the company Moderna.
On December 10th, the Food and Drug Administration is set to hold an advisory committee meeting to discuss Pfizer's request for emergency use authorization so that they may get the vaccine distributed sooner rather than later. Pending the committees decision, Dr. Moncef Slaoui, the head of Operation Warp Speed, said that the plan would be to being distributing the vaccine to states within 24 hours of the US FDA approval.
What does this mean? In short, this could provide an opportunity for some of our country's most vulnerable citizens to receive a vaccine for COVID-19 prior to the new year. Though we still don't know what the FDA decision will be on the 10th, or what the logistical delays will look like with attempting to mass distribute a coronavirus vaccine, we will continue to keep this story updated the most recent information available.
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