Thursday, January 28, 2021

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States to get syringes to extract extra Pfizer vaccine doses this week

US states will get their first shipments of desperately needed special syringes to help them get every dose out of Pfizer's vials of COVID-19 vaccines this week, health department officials told CBS News. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its go-ahead to clinicians to extract a sixth dose from Pfizer's vials after providers discovered they could often eke out six or even seven doses from the tiny glass bottles labeled to have just five. But the type of syringe - called 'low dead space syringe' - that make this possible to...
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