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Pfizer applies for emergency FDA approval of COVID-19 vaccine

13 days ago   |   By New York Post

The Manhattan-based drug company is now the first to seek the green light for an experimental jab from the Food and Drug Administration, which must decide whether to allow high-risk Americans to receive it by mid-December.
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Pfizer Covid Vaccine First to Seek Emergency U.S. Approval

Pfizer Covid Vaccine First to Seek Emergency U.S. Approval

13 days ago   |   By Bloomberg

Pfizer Inc. filed with U.S. regulators for an emergency-use authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine, seeking clearance for an experimental shot that's expected to play an important role in an immunization effort to halt the virus.
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What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean?

13 days ago   |   By ABC

The first COVID-19 vaccines to be given in the U.S. are expected to get a green light from regulators under a process known as emergency use authorization, but what does that mean?
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What does emergency use for a COVID-19 vaccine mean?

What does emergency use for a COVID-19 vaccine mean?

13 days ago   |   By WGN TV

What does emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine mean?
It's when regulators allow shots to be given to certain people while studies of safety and effectiveness are ongoing.
Before any vaccine is permitted in the U.S., it must be reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration, which requires study in thousands of people. Normally, the process to approve a new vaccine can take about a decade. But the federal government is using various methods to dramatically speed up the process for COVID-19 vaccines.
During a health crisis, the FDA can loosen its normal scientific standards to allow emergency...
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Pfizer seeking emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in US

Pfizer seeking emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in US

13 days ago   |   By WRAL

Pfizer said Friday it is asking U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring limited first shots as early as next month and eventually an end to the pandemic - but not until after a long, hard winter.
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President-elect Biden: President Trump's inaugural presence important to US

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Meet TIME's first-ever ‘Kid of the Year'

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