Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine rolls out to frontline healthcare workers

The new Pfizer BioNTech vaccine rolls out today with the help of the Department of Defense. (Photo courtesy HHS Chris Smith)The new Pfizer BioNTech vaccine rolls out today with the assist of the Office of Defense. (Photograph courtesy HHS Chris Smith)

A critical treatment nurse in New York Metropolis is the initial particular person in the United States to receive the new Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine from COVID-19.

Sandra Lindsay, a critical treatment nurse at Extended Island Jewish Healthcare Centre in Queens, acquired the initial dose on Monday early morning, Axios stated.

Today, the initial shipments of 2.9 million doses of the vaccine are on their way to states and hospitals. By the end of December an estimated 20 million individuals will be vaccinated, and by the end of January another thirty million will get the vaccine. 

Vaccines will be supplied initial to frontline health care personnel and vulnerable populations in very long-phrase treatment facilities. The vaccine is predicted to go out to very long-phrase treatment facilities on Monday, Dec. 21.

The federal government is sending $140 million to states to assist fund distribution operations, according to HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
Insurers are managing administration costs.

The vaccine is likely to 636 web sites nationwide today, about four hundred tomorrow and will proceed, right until, by the end of 2nd quarter 2021, there will be sufficient vaccine to vaccinate all who want it, Azar stated.

The vaccine, which has demonstrated 95% efficacy in safety from the coronavirus, acquired Food items and Drug Administration approval on Friday evening just after the FDA’s advisory committee authorised its emergency use authorization. 

In addition, the Office of Health and Human Solutions and the Office of Defense introduced Friday that the federal government will obtain an supplemental a hundred million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna.

The Food and drug administration advisory committee will meet to review the Moderna vaccine for EAU on Thursday, December seventeen.

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