They have to get Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorization first….
The vaccine’s would go to individual states for their health departments to decide who get the first shots….
Pfizer is pushing the FDA to go ahead and give ‘emergency’ approval for their Covid-19 vaccine right now….No other company is asking for this …Moderne has a vaccine that acts similar to the Pfizer one and is expected to follow is asking for the rapid ok….
Health and Human Services on the federal level is trying to produce some guidelines for the states on who should get the free vaccine’s first …
These two companies could crowd out the other companies competing to come to market with vaccine and make a TON of money doing something that will help drive virus infections down….
States will begin receiving the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines in mid-December, but will make their own determinations on who will be first in line for a shot.
An estimated 6.4 million doses of Pfizer’s vaccine will be distributed to states and territories by mid-December, assuming it receives Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorization by that point, Operation Warp Speed officials told reporters Tuesday.
State officials were notified Friday how many doses they should expect to receive in the initial distribution, and they will make their own decisions about who will be prioritized for the first doses….
Pfizer last week asked the FDA to issue an emergency use authorization for its vaccine, which was found to be 95 percent effective in clinical trials. It’s not clear when the FDA will make a decision. An agency advisory committee meets Dec. 10 to vote on whether they will recommend the FDA should authorize the vaccine.
Pfizer is the only company to have asked for an emergency use authorization so far, but Moderna, which announced recently that its COVID-19 vaccine is 94.5 percent effective, is expected to file a request in the coming weeks….