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Pfizer, Moderna Covid-19 vaccines may be authorised for use within weeks

States and territories are prepared to begin distributing the vaccines within 24 hours of receiving regulatory authorization

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Coronavirus Vaccine | Pfizer | United States

Manojna Maddipatla & Carl O'Donnell | Reuters 

COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc could be ready for U.S. authorization and distribution within weeks, setting the stage for inoculation to begin as soon as this year, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Wednesday. States and territories are prepared to begin distributing the vaccines within 24 hours of receiving regulatory authorization, officials said on a call with reporters, adding that complex cold storage requirements will not be an impediment to all Americans being able to access the vaccines. "We now have two safe and highly ...

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First Published: Thu, November 19 2020. 02:32 IST
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