Common side effects of COVID-19 vaccines, which tend to be minor and short-term, include pain and swelling at the injection site, fever, tiredness, chills or a headache.
One young, healthy woman had a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine when she took her elderly mother to an appointment, because other patients failed to turn up.
The U.S. company's vaccine, which may require only one injection, is being assessed in a Phase III clinical trial involving about 45,000 people.
Weis will be offering people the Moderna vaccine, which has been shown to be 95 percent effective at preventing illness.
The makers of both of the only COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in the U.S. have announced that they are developing booster shots to improve protection against emerging strains of virus.
New vaccines for HIV and seasonal flu are currently under development using the mRNA technique, along with vaccine therapies that could provide new treatments for cancer and other ailments.
A poll conducted just before President Joe Biden was inaugurated found that a slight majority of those who voted for him believe that COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts have been slower than expected.
Health care providers will be responsible for training and supervising volunteers from these professions to administer vaccines.
"I think the vaccine is imperative," the woman, whose name is Raana Bell, said, while calling for there to be more transparency regarding the shots.
"If we can get the overwhelming majority of the population vaccinated, we'd be in very good shape," Fauci said.
It's been reported more than 187,000 people in Israel have already been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The study took place in Israel, which is currently leading the world in terms of vaccinating its population.
"We fear this mutation might have an impact, and what we don't know is the extent of the impact," said researcher Penny Moore.
Among those who have received their first dose are nearly 700,000 high-risk people in long-term care facilities.
The government plans to vaccinate 15 million people by mid-February.
A COVID Vaccine Corps bringing together young people and retired medics could speed vaccinations up—and bridge divides, too.
Maximum protection from the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine—as well as long-lasting immunity—is only reached seven or more days after the second dose.
America's top infectious disease specialist and incoming chief medical advisor to the Biden administration made the assertion as the U.S. struggles with vaccine roll-out setbacks.
Over 4.5 milion Americans have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, as of Monday, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Professor Shabir Madhi, who is working on trials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, has warned that mutated strains of the COVID-19 virus might be more resistant to vaccines.
If necessary, it is "perfectly possible" to tweak existing vaccines so that they are effective against the new strain, the researcher said.
"We are not where we want to be, there's no doubt about that," Fauci said.
Jake Tapper said the "sedition caucus" of Republicans should remember Ulysses Grant's words ahead of the Civil War, that the parties are now only divided among "traitors and patriots."
America's top infectious diseases expert tells Newsweek: "We can end this outbreak…we know what the end game is, we've just got to implement it."
America's leading infectious diseases expert tells Newsweek it is crucial to "get the overwhelming majority" vaccinated or the country could be left in a "chronic state of a lower level of infection."
The infectious diseases expert said that there "doesn't seem to be any indication" that the new strains are deadlier or less responsive to the new coronavirus vaccines.
Over 30,000 people in the city have had the Pfizer vaccine without experiencing a reaction, according to officials.
The new strain—dubbed the "B.1.1.7 lineage"—contains more than 20 separate mutations.
The new variant could be up to 70 percent more transmissible than the original, although it does not appear to cause more severe disease.