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Pfizer vaccine to reach US hospitals on Monday

Source : 112 Ukraine

Frontline medical workers and residents of long-term care facilities will be the first to get the vaccine
11:50, 13 December 2020

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The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine will reach hospitals and other sites across the United States by Monday morning, December 14. It was reported by CBS News with reference to US Army General Gus Perna.

Perna said that 145 distribution sites will receive the vaccine on Monday, 425 sites on Tuesday, and 66 sites on Wednesday.

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Frontline medical workers and residents of long-term care facilities will be the first to get the vaccine.

"We are not done until every American has access to the vaccine," Perna said.

"I have 100% confidence that we will get vaccines to the American people and it will be safe and it will be secure when it arrives."

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According to the latest update by the Johns Hopkins University, as many as 15,998,522 in the US have tested positive for coronavirus and 296,977 deaths have been reported so far.

Meanwhile, British regulators warned that people who have a history of serious allergic reactions shouldn’t receive the new Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as they investigate two adverse reactions that occurred on the first day of the country’s mass vaccination program.

The two National Health Service (NHS) staff members had a reaction shortly after having the new jab, had treatment, and are both fine now.

Related: The vaccine approval fight is a dangerous game

 

 

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