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Pfizer and BioNTech request emergency authorization from FDA for Covid vaccine

November 20, 2020


Pfizer and BioNTech on Friday applied for an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for their coronavirus vaccine.

If Pfizer’s application is approved, the vaccine will likely be limited and rolled out in phases, with health-care workers, the elderly and people with underlying health conditions getting the first inoculations. Essential workers, teachers and people in homeless shelters and prisons would likely be next, followed by children and young adults.

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