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US Begins Administering First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

By Kyodo News 15 December 2020

WASHINGTON–The United States on Monday began administering the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, in a much-awaited moment for the country that has suffered the world’s highest numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths.

The vaccine, developed by US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech SE, was granted an emergency use authorization by US regulators on Friday for individuals aged 16 or older.

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