- They assure that the first vaccines against coronavirus could begin to be applied on December 13
- Pfizer or Moderna vaccines could reach select Americans from then on.
- After an intense year with thousands of deaths and millions of COVID-19 infections, now a vaccine is closer
According to a report by USA Today, the first coronavirus vaccines could reach select Americans on December 13 of this year.
Despite the fact that there is no exact date officially confirmed, the news network has made this estimate based on various factors.
COVID-19 vaccine approval process
Pfizer has already submitted its request for emergency use to the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Moderna is expected to do so in the next few days. According to the text, Dr. Greg Poland, director of the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group, noted that FDA approvals generally could take weeks or months.
However, according to USA Today, approval of the emergency use of the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech could take three weeks to review.
According to the report, the Advisory Committee for Vaccines and Related Biological Products will review the application, for which it could hold a meeting to evaluate the vaccine on December 10.
Following this review, the FDA may or may not approve the use of the vaccine on Friday, December 11. General Gustave Perna, director of operations for “Operation Warp Speed”, has indicated on different occasions that the vaccine will be distributed 24 hours after its approval.
However, before the first vaccines are given, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices makes the official decision about who should get the vaccine and in what order.
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