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Pfizer vaccine could be approved in days, FDA officials will meet Thursday

On Tuesday federal regulators released the first assessment of the scientific evaluation of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.

It confirmed strong protection, which sets the stage for the federal government to give it the green light.

It could be distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is as little as a few days.


Independent advisors of the Food and Drug Administration will debate the merits of the data at a meeting on Thursday.

A final decision could come within days of that meeting. Other vaccines are expected to get the same treatment and be available by early-2021.

This comes as lawmakers introduced a bill in New York to require people to be vaccinated if enough for herd immunity to not take up the opportunity to get the shot.

Bill introduced to mandate COVID-19 vaccine in New York State



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