Nebraska could get first virus vaccine doses mid-December

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska could get its first shipments of a coronavirus vaccine in less than two weeks if the proposed drug wins federal approval, but health care workers will be given first priority and the general public may not get access until April.

Gov. Pete Ricketts said Wednesday that the state tentatively expects to receive 15,600 doses of a vaccine produced by Pfizer the week of Dec. 13. Another 19,500 doses from the company are slated to arrive the following week, plus 32,100 doses from manufacturer Moderna if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves that company’s drug.

State officials are planning to receive more than 100,000 by the month’s end.

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