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CDC gives go-ahead for COVID-19 vaccine to be administered

COVID-19 vaccine
Posted at 11:57 AM, Dec 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-13 14:57:30-05

(KGTV) -- The Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday the agency has given the go-ahead for Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to be administered, CNN reported.

The CDC says the vaccine may be given to those 16 and older.

The approval means shots can now be given in the United States, CNN reports. Friday, the FDA granted emergency use authorization for the vaccine.

Following the announcement, the first trucks carrying vaccines pulled out of a Michigan manufacturing plant Sunday morning.

The Associated Press reported that the initial doses of the vaccine will likely be limited to healthcare workers and those in nursing homes.

More than 325,000 doses of the vaccine were making their way to California Sunday as cases continue to spike.

So far, the Golden State has seen more than 1,521,000 cases and nearly 21,000 deaths.

According to San Diego County officials, the first 28,000 doses of the vaccine will be distributed to Rady Children’s Hospital, UCSD, and the county.