FDA Advisor Claims Americans Could Start Getting COVID-19 Vaccines by Friday

Americans could begin to receive Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine as early as Friday, a Food and Drug Administration advisor said Sunday.

A panel of FDA advisors is scheduled to meet Thursday to assess the vaccine, which Pfizer requested an emergency-use authorization for on November 20.

During the meeting, Pfizer will present the safety and efficacy data for its shot, which it says is 95% effective, and answer questions from the scientific experts.

The panel will then advise the FDA on whether the vaccine should be authorized for use in the US. The FDA will most likely follow the panel’s recommendations, and the shot could be authorized within 24 hours.

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