23 January 2022,   22:18
US to start vaccination against coronavirus

The US public will start receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine from today after it was authorised for emergency use, writes BBC.

The first three million doses of the vaccine would be shipped "across all states" this weekend, said Gen Gustave Perna, who is overseeing distribution.

The vaccine offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19 and was deemed safe by the Food and Drug Administration.

On Sunday, President Donald Trump said early vaccinations would only be offered in specific cases.