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US expert panel recommends approval of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine

A final FDA decision is expected within days.

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Updated Dec 10th 2020, 10:50 PM

A US GOVERNMENT advisory panel has endorsed Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine in a major step towards a massive vaccination campaign that could finally conquer the outbreak.

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to follow the recommendation issued today by its expert advisers.

The advisory group, in a 17-4 vote with one abstention, concluded that the vaccine appears safe and effective against the coronavirus in people aged 16 and older.

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A final FDA decision is expected within days.

Millions of shots would then be shipped to begin vaccinating health care workers and nursing home residents.

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