The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory committee is meeting to discuss the coronavirus vaccine distribution plans. The panel will vote later today on the initial rollout of the eventual vaccine.
The committee's plans will be subject to approval from CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield, although it was not immediately clear when he will make his decision.
The meeting comes just over a week before the FDA will meet to discuss Pfizer's application for emergency use authorization of its coronavirus vaccine. The agency has faced criticism over its timeline, as the meeting is not scheduled to happen until three weeks after the company sent in it's application.
However, ahead of a briefing at the White House on Tuesday, the agency's commissioner said that FDA scientists will take the time they need to make the right decision regarding vaccine approval.
- CDC panel to vote on coronavirus distribution plans at 4:40 p.m. ET
- FDA set to meet Dec. 10 on Pfizer's EUA application
- U.S. has tallied over 13.5 million coronavirus cases
The U.S. has tallied over 13.5 million coronavirus cases, and over 268,000 deaths.
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