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Trump administration officers talk about Covid vaccine distribution

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The Departments of Health, Human Services and Defense hold a joint briefing on the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed ​​Covid-19 vaccination program on Wednesday as states prepare for the first doses to be distributed.

The briefing will take place the day before a Food and Drug Administration panel is scheduled to vote on recommending Pfizer and BioNTech’s emergency approval of the coronavirus vaccine. This is the final step before the FDA issues the final OK for public distribution.

If the meeting goes well and the Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Related Biological Products officially recommends the vaccine, the FDA could announce its approval “within days,” Alex Azar, secretary for health and human services, told ABC News on Sunday. This week”.

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