Which coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines are likely to be available first?

Updated: Sep 24, 2021
  • Author: David J Cennimo, MD, FAAP, FACP, FIDSA, AAHIVS; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Three vaccines have gained emergency use authorization (EUA) from the FDA as of April 6, 2021. Others are nearing EUA submission or are in late stage clinical trials. Vaccines available in the United States for EUA include:  

Commencement of vaccination in older adults in nursing homes began in January 2021 and has already demonstrated a profound reduction of severe outcomes and hospitalizations in patients at higher risk, including older adults. [2]  


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