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By Jana Hill 

Snohomish County readies for vaccine distribution

Officials await FDA review of candidate vaccines for COVID-19


Last updated 12/2/2020 at 2:42pm

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Researchers continue to study vaccine candidates to prevent COVID-19. No one vaccine has been approved, but some promising candidate vaccines are in the works. Dec. 10 the FDA considers one of those vaccine candidates, and if approved distribution will begin. Officials expect a nine month process to before the general public has access to the vaccine. If it is declined Dec. 10 by the FDA, due to safety or effectiveness criteria, that duration of time for full public access would increase past September 2021.

Snohomish County is poised to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, when it becomes available.

The FDA is considering a Pfizer vaccine Dec. 10. If approved, the distribution process would be through the usual channels for vaccines, which include health care providers and other agencies that usually offer a flu shot, said Dr. Chris Spitters, in a weekly update of the Joint Information Commission.

The COVID‐19 Vaccine is likely to be in limited supply as the first doses are either under emergency use protocols or as a licensed vaccine with a FDA approval, the Snohomish Health District website stat...

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