FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine for Emergency Use in US

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  • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for emergency use
  • The vaccine, which offers up to 95 percent protection against the virus, was found safe and effective by the FDA
  • President Donald Trump said the first vaccinations will commence within 24 hours
  • Officials say the first doses will be administered to the elderly, health workers, and other frontline workers
  • The Pfizer vaccine has already been approved in the UK, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain