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Pfizer COVID Vaccine Arrives In Chicago

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2009 file photo, a sign at Pfizer world headquarters is shown in New York. GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer Inc. made a 10-year commitment to supply developing nations with new pneumonia vaccines, the Geneva-based public-private partnership GAVI Alliance said Tuesday, March 23, 2010.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)

A mass shipment of coronavirus vaccine has landed at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. United Airlines began shipping Pfizer’s vaccine from Belgium to Chicago on Friday. It’s unclear how many doses were on board the flight. They were packed in dry ice to be kept at below-freezing temperatures. Pfizer is still waiting for the FDA to approve the vaccine. The multinational drug company claims its coronavirus vaccine has been found to be 95-percent effective. Advisors to the CDC will meet on Tuesday to decide who gets the vaccine first.


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