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The Departments of Health, Human Services and Defense hold a joint briefing Tuesday on the Trump administration's Operation Warp Speed coronavirus vaccination program as states prepare to hand out doses as early as next month.
The briefing comes four days after Pfizer and its partner BioNTech apply to the Food and Drug Administration for emergency approval for their Covid-19 vaccine. The FDA process is expected to take a few weeks, and an advisory committee meeting to review the vaccine is planned for early December.
Pfizer announced on July 22 that the US had agreed to purchase 100 million doses of its vaccine for up to $ 1.95 billion. The agreement, which is part of Operation Warp Speed, allows the US to purchase an additional 500 million doses of vaccine.
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