US Prepares to Distribute First COVID-19 Vaccines in a Month

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  • The first set of Americans to receive the coronavirus vaccine could get their first doses in about a month
  • Pfizer and BioNTech announced Friday that they will file for emergency use authorization from the agency, a process expected to take a few weeks
  • The White House coronavirus task force says once a vaccine is approved, it could be made available to the public within 24 hours
  • Both drugmakers have released findings of their vaccine trials, which reveal that the vaccines were highly effective at preventing the infection
  • This comes as the coronavirus outbreaks resurge in different parts of the world, necessitating fresh lockdown measures