Pfizer is submitting information about their COVID-19 vaccine to the FDA today. Here are a couple quick points about what that means:
1) The vaccine is not approved or available yet. FDA will review the data to make sure the vaccine is safe and effective.
2) It will likely take a couple weeks for FDA to review the data and make a decision.
3) If FDA agrees to an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), a national advisory group for CDC will then review the data and make recommendations.
4) Once we have those recommendations, it would be at least a week before vaccine starts to be given in Minnesota.
5) At first, there will be a limited supply of vaccine, so certain people, like some health care workers, will likely be recommended to get the vaccine first.
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