It looks like New York State could be one of the first states to have the COVID-19 vaccine available for distribution.

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WIVB's Dave Greber Tweeted out that if the Pfizer vaccine gets emergency approval from the FDA, it would be distributed in New York State as soon as December 15.



The Pfizer vaccine needs to be given in two doses, with each shot given three weeks apart from each other.

According to CNN.com, Pfizer announced that the vaccine offers 95% protection against COVID-19.

Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan is to start giving out the vaccine to people in nursing homes and to essential workers.

 

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