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Vaccine delivery less than expected from feds to state

 

Last updated 12/20/2020 at 11:31am



Full delivery of the 74,100 doses of a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine promised by federal officials fell short, but a second vaccine is on the way to emergency use approval with 128,000 doses anticipated in the state, early next week.

A preventative vaccine for COVID-19 cleared the FDA from Pfizer on Dec. 11. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is an MRNA vaccine.

A second mRNA vaccine by Moderns is anticipated to be the second to gain emergency use permission from the FDA, sometime on Dec. 18.

DOH reported that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was delivered to the state as planned, but the amount received was...



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