U.S. to approve of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in coming days -Azar

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar testifies on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. approval of Pfizer Inc’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine should come within days, with the first Americans getting immunized as early as Monday or Tuesday, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Friday.

Azar, speaking on ABC News’s “Good Morning America” program, added that the FDA had informed the drugmaker it planned to move forward toward authorization. The federal government would also work with the company to get the vaccine shipped out, he added.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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