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Big pharmacy chains start giving COVID vaccines today

But it's not as easy as just showing up at a store and expecting to get a shot.
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Simmering tensions over EU vaccine distribution threaten to boil over

Jan 27, 2021
The 27-nation bloc is battling with manufacturers over its spot in the priority list for receiving COVID vaccines.
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New vaccine plan looks to reward more efficient states with more doses

Jan 13, 2021
Critics say the new approach won't address underlying problems some states are having with vaccine rollout.
A 72-year-old long-term care patient receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 21, 2020, in Chula Vista, California.
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COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Indonesia faces multiple challenges

Dec 21, 2020
Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population, is awaiting emergency authorization for China's Sinovac vaccine.
Before inoculations begin in Indonesia, the country's food and drug regulator must first give approval to China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine.
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The "cold chain" used by Dippin' Dots and COVID-19 vaccine

Dec 17, 2020
The pelletized ice cream snack has to be shipped at extremely low temperatures. So does the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine.
Dippin' Dots on display in New York in 2019.
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How workplaces could help distribute the vaccine

Dec 2, 2020
Employer-sponsored programs make vaccinations convenient and help to normalize the idea of getting one.
A sign reflects the widespread interest in being protected from the coronavirus. Workplace vaccinations could bring protection to more people.
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U.K. is first to green light Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Dec 2, 2020
Fifty U.K. hospitals are on standby to administer vaccine shots, which will be available by next week.
U.K. regulators were the first in the world to approve the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech for widespread use.
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Second coronavirus vaccine, from Moderna, shows promise

Pharmaceutical company Moderna said its vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective, according to preliminary data.
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Moderna says it can start analyzing how well its COVID-19 vaccine works

Moderna's clinical trial has accumulated sufficient data on volunteers with infections to analyze vaccine efficacy.
Biotechnology company Moderna protocol files for COVID-19 vaccinations are kept at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Fla., on Aug. 13, 2020.
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