11/22/2020, 3:32 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US could start COVID-19 vaccination on December 11 - official

COVID-19 vaccination in the United States could start on December 11, Operation Warp Speed's Chief Scientific Adviser Dr. Moncef Slaoui said on Sunday.

"Our plan is to be able to ship vaccines to the immunization sites within 24 hours from the approval, so I expect maybe on day two after approval on the 11th or the 12th of December," he told CNN. He added the vaccine may be available for children by mid-next year as it is still uncertain if the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will approve it for children immediately.

The FDA is set to decide on the future of Pfizer's COVID-19 emergency use authorization after a meeting on December 10.

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