Pfizer and German partner BioNTech say their COVID-19 vaccine could start being deployed in a matter of weeks.
On November 20th 2020, the companies are applying for emergency use authorization from the F-D-A.
If granted, government officials expect to inoculate about 20-million people in December using both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
The first to get the vaccine will be people who are at high risk, including health care workers and elderly sick people.
The government says it hopes to have 25 to 30 million more vaccines available in January.
Photo: Doctor in protective gear, filling syringe with vaccine medication from small vial.
Photo by Alpha Media USA Portland OR