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FDA weighs second COVID-19 vaccine

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/17/20, 05:33 pm

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, plan to be publicly vaccinated for the coronavirus on Friday, according to the White House. President-elect Joe Biden is also planning to let people watch him get the shot soon to “demonstrate to the American people that it is safe to take,” he said.

How is distribution going? Another round of shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine went out on Thursday for healthcare workers and nursing home residents. The same day, independent advisers for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended emergency use authorization of a second COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna and the National Institutes of Health. A final green light from FDA could come in the next few days.

Dig deeper: Read John Dawson’s report in Beginnings about possible side effects of the two vaccines.

Editor’s note: WORLD has updated this report since its initial posting.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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