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Coronavirus vaccine shots could go to U.S. health workers in about a month

November 18, 2020


Health-care workers in the United States could get the first doses of a coronavirus vaccine in about a month.

Pfizer announced Wednesday that it planned to submit an application to the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use “within days” after a final data analysis found its vaccine was 95% effective in preventing Covid-19 and, in addition, appeared to fend off severe disease in patients who contracted the virus. The news follows Moderna’s announcement Monday that its vaccine was 94.5% effective.

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