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4 Your Health: Pfizer will soon seek emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccine

NBC- The U.S. government is partnering with CVS and Walgreens to provide COVID-19 vaccines to people in long-term care facilities.

The two chains will give COVID-19 vaccines to people in long-term care facilities nationwide once a vaccine is available.

People in long-term care facilities may be part of the "prioritized" groups for initial vaccination efforts until there are enough doses for every American who wants one.

Pfizer will seek emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer said that it will seek emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine soon, but not before the election.

The company's CEO posted the announcement on the company's website Friday morning.

The announcement stated the regulatory filing could come as soon as safety data is available, possibly by the third week of November.

But the filing also depends on several other factors, like initial effectiveness data, which could come by the end of this month.

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