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Pence Says Covid Vaccine Distribution Could Begin Mid-December

  • Pence, Azar signal that approval will take only a few days
  • Minnesota governor says not clear who should get first doses
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Vice President Mike Pence told governors on Monday that distribution of a coronavirus vaccine could begin by the third week of December, signaling that U.S. regulators will swiftly approve an emergency authorization for the first shots.

“We strongly believe the vaccine distribution process could begin the week of December 14,” Pence told governors, according to a summary of the call provided by the office of Washington Governor Jay Inslee. “The American people deserve to know the cavalry is on the way.”