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First 6.4 million doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine could go out in mid-December

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WASHINGTON - The federal government plans to send 6.4 million doses of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine to communities across the United States within 24 hours of regulatory clearance, with the expectation that shots will be administered quickly to front-line health-care workers, the top priority group, officials said Tuesday.

Gen. Gustave Perna, who oversees logistics for Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration's effort to speed up treatments and vaccines, told reporters that state officials were informed Friday night of the allocation, which is based on each state's overall population...

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