Distribution of Covid-19 vaccines could begin within weeks, pending authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration, US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said.
“We could be seeing both of these vaccines out and getting into people's arms before Christmas,” Azar said.
An FDA advisory committee is scheduled to discuss Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine on December 10.
“We could be looking at approval within days after that," Azar said during an interview with “CBS This Morning” on Monday.
Pfizer applied to the FDA for emergency use authorization earlier this month and Moderna said it would apply on Monday. The FDA committee is expected to consider Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine on December 17.