COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed 96 hours after it’s authorized, official says
Officials said they will aim to release the COVID-19 vaccine about 96 hours after the FDA authorizes the vaccine.
What’s going on?
- “We will start to have shots in arms within 96 hours of EUA. That’s what I believe with all my heart.”
Perna said it will take 96 hours to start putting shots in people’s arms, which he called a “herculean task.”
- “We will be able to execute this vaccine very efficiently, but more importantly, effectively,” he said.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirmed Tuesday that Pfizer’s vaccine met the safety and efficacy criteria, as I wrote about for the Deseret News. This was a clear sign that the FDA plans to give full EUA approval for that vaccine.
- Regulators in the United Kingdom approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and started to distribute it earlier this week, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
The number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to surge throughout the United States.