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The FDA just approved the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12 to 15, setting the stage for the potential vaccination of more than 150,000 more Oregonians.
Pfizer’s management knew last year there was “a mold issue” at the Kansas facility now slated to produce the drugmaker’s urgently needed COVID-19 vaccine.
Social media posts say that Pfizer and Moderna are inadvertently hurting the public by not sharing their technology with other pharmaceutical companies to help speed up the manufacturing process and distribution.
Forcing companies to gear up production won’t provide much-needed doses anytime soon because expanding production lines takes time and establishing lines in repurposed facilities can take months.
There are already signs that distribution of the COVID vaccines will be messy, confusing and chaotic.
Oregon's two U.S. senators say they will push to make sure Oregon gets a fair share of vaccine doses. The distribution of the Moderna vaccine starts Monday.
People who are obese face a high risk of complications from COVID-19 but experts hope that they'll be protected along with people who have diabetes or high blood pressure, for example.