The U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Surgeon General Jerome Adams observe Covid-19 vaccinations being administrated at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC.
The first doses of a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine began shipping over the weekend, and the first vaccinations in the U.S. are set to take place Monday. The vaccine is a two-dose shot and roughly 95% effective in preventing the virus. It’s likely to be administered to health-care and front-line workers first, followed closely by vulnerable populations like older people living in nursing homes. The arrival of a long-awaited vaccine offers the promise of a return to normal in the coming year, but health experts maintain public safety measures are still necessary while the drug is distributed.
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WATCH LIVE: Health officials observe Covid-19 vaccine being administered in Washington, D.C. — 12/14/2020