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In this Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 file photo, a droplet falls from a syringe after a health care worker is injected with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, R.I. The Vatican has declared it
In this Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 file photo, a droplet falls from a syringe after a health care worker is injected with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, R.I. The Vatican has declared it "morally acceptable" for Roman Catholics to receive COVID-19 vaccines based on research that used fetal tissue from abortions. he Vatican's watchdog office for doctrinal orthodoxy said Monday that it addressed the question after receiving requests for guidance. AP
An Israeli medical worker displays a Covid-19 vaccine jab at the Sheba Medical Center, the country's largest hospital, in Ramat Gan near the coastal city of Tel Aviv, on December 19, 2020. AFP
An Israeli medical worker displays a Covid-19 vaccine jab at the Sheba Medical Center, the country's largest hospital, in Ramat Gan near the coastal city of Tel Aviv, on December 19, 2020. AFP
CEO and co-founder of BioNTech, Ugur Sahin, answers journalists' questions after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved its COVID-19 vaccine, at the company headquarters in Mainz, Germany December 22, 2020. Reuters
CEO and co-founder of BioNTech, Ugur Sahin, answers journalists' questions after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved its COVID-19 vaccine, at the company headquarters in Mainz, Germany December 22, 2020. Reuters
An official holds up a vaccination booklet after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (unseen) received a coronavirus vaccine at the Sheba Medical Center, the country's largest hospital, in Ramat Gan near the coastal city of Tel Aviv, on December 19, 2020. AFP
An official holds up a vaccination booklet after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (unseen) received a coronavirus vaccine at the Sheba Medical Center, the country's largest hospital, in Ramat Gan near the coastal city of Tel Aviv, on December 19, 2020. AFP
Scupltures of the Three Magi additionally bringing the Covid-19 vaccine and wearing face shields are on display in a evocative crib at Pozzo della Cava in Orvieto, Italy, 22 December 2020. EPA
Scupltures of the Three Magi additionally bringing the Covid-19 vaccine and wearing face shields are on display in a evocative crib at Pozzo della Cava in Orvieto, Italy, 22 December 2020. EPA
A flightradar24.com handout photo received on December 27, 2020 shows the flight track for a D-ENIG plane that traced a syringe on the maps in Germany to celebrate the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine. The flight between Friedrichshafen and Ulm took place on December 23, 2020. FLIGHTRADAR24.COM via REUTERS
A flightradar24.com handout photo received on December 27, 2020 shows the flight track for a D-ENIG plane that traced a syringe on the maps in Germany to celebrate the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine. The flight between Friedrichshafen and Ulm took place on December 23, 2020. FLIGHTRADAR24.COM via REUTERS
Members of the media film the plane carrying the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Benito Juarez International airport, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Mexico City, Mexico December 23, 2020. Reuters
Members of the media film the plane carrying the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Benito Juarez International airport, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Mexico City, Mexico December 23, 2020. Reuters
Health workers receive the first batch of the Pfizer-BioÎTech vaccines against covid-19, in Athens, Greece, 26 December 2020. The first batch vaccines against the coronavirus arrived in Greece by refrigerator trucks through Promahonas, the border crossing with Bulgaria, on the night of Christmas Eve. On 28 December, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be vaccinated. EPA
Health workers receive the first batch of the Pfizer-BioÎTech vaccines against covid-19, in Athens, Greece, 26 December 2020. The first batch vaccines against the coronavirus arrived in Greece by refrigerator trucks through Promahonas, the border crossing with Bulgaria, on the night of Christmas Eve. On 28 December, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be vaccinated. EPA
Hungarian soldiers carry the first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines at the Del-Pest Central Hospital in Budapest, Hungary, December 26, 2020. Reuters
Hungarian soldiers carry the first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines at the Del-Pest Central Hospital in Budapest, Hungary, December 26, 2020. Reuters
A man wearing a mask against the coronavirus, looks at a screen before the arrival of the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines at the National Center for Storage of the COVID-19 Vaccine, a military run facility, in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. Romanian authorities will start COVID-19 vaccinations on Sunday. AP
A man wearing a mask against the coronavirus, looks at a screen before the arrival of the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines at the National Center for Storage of the COVID-19 Vaccine, a military run facility, in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. Romanian authorities will start COVID-19 vaccinations on Sunday. AP
This picture taken on December 26, 2020, on the outskirts of Paris, shows the negative temperature of an ultra low temperature freezer at the arrival of the first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines in the AP-HP central pharmacy. AFP
This picture taken on December 26, 2020, on the outskirts of Paris, shows the negative temperature of an ultra low temperature freezer at the arrival of the first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines in the AP-HP central pharmacy. AFP
Vaccines are put into a refrigerator by pharmacist Krisztina Biro in the Clinical Pharmacy of the University of Debrecen in Debrecen, Hungary, after the first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines against the new coronavirus arrived in the country Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. AP
Vaccines are put into a refrigerator by pharmacist Krisztina Biro in the Clinical Pharmacy of the University of Debrecen in Debrecen, Hungary, after the first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines against the new coronavirus arrived in the country Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. AP
Syringes are prepared to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a nursing home in Bad Windsheim, Germany December 27, 2020. Reuters
Syringes are prepared to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a nursing home in Bad Windsheim, Germany December 27, 2020. Reuters


Nurse Idoia Crespo prepares a vaccine against the Coronavirus at a nursing home in l'Hospitalet de Llobregat in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. AP
Nurse Idoia Crespo prepares a vaccine against the Coronavirus at a nursing home in l'Hospitalet de Llobregat in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. AP
An instructor attends a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine training programme at the Apollo Medskills in Hyderabad on December 22, 2020. AFP
An instructor attends a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine training programme at the Apollo Medskills in Hyderabad on December 22, 2020. AFP
 Sharp HealthCare caregivers gather to watch before long-term care patient Carlos Alegre receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Birch Patrick Skilled Nursing Facility at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center on December 21, 2020 in Chula Vista, California. 72-year-old Alegre is the first patient to receive the vaccine in San Diego County. AFP
Sharp HealthCare caregivers gather to watch before long-term care patient Carlos Alegre receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Birch Patrick Skilled Nursing Facility at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center on December 21, 2020 in Chula Vista, California. 72-year-old Alegre is the first patient to receive the vaccine in San Diego County. AFP
An Israeli nurse prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at a temporary vaccination center in the lobby of a gymnasium in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. AP
An Israeli nurse prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at a temporary vaccination center in the lobby of a gymnasium in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. AP
A medical staff receives a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. AP
A medical staff receives a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. AP
RN Courtney Senechal (R), in her festive mask and antlers, inoculates 86 year old Phyllis Fischer (L), a mail room worker, with the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) in Boston, Massachusetts on December 24, 2020. AFP
RN Courtney Senechal (R), in her festive mask and antlers, inoculates 86 year old Phyllis Fischer (L), a mail room worker, with the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) in Boston, Massachusetts on December 24, 2020. AFP
A resident of a nursing home reacts as she gets an injection of the COVID-19 vaccine in Cologne, Germany, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. AP
A resident of a nursing home reacts as she gets an injection of the COVID-19 vaccine in Cologne, Germany, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. AP
Medical staff member Gabriel Cervera Rodriguez (C) raises his fist to celebrate after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the United Memorial Medical Center on December 21, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Vaccinations in the U.S. began last week with healthcare workers, with at least 556,000 doses reportedly administered. AFP
Medical staff member Gabriel Cervera Rodriguez (C) raises his fist to celebrate after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the United Memorial Medical Center on December 21, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Vaccinations in the U.S. began last week with healthcare workers, with at least 556,000 doses reportedly administered. AFP
The 96-year-old Jos Hermans, the first Belgian who will receive Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, gives a thumbs up during a press conference concerning the start of the Belgian Covid-19 vaccination campaign, at the city hall in Puurs on December 22, 2020. AFP
The 96-year-old Jos Hermans, the first Belgian who will receive Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, gives a thumbs up during a press conference concerning the start of the Belgian Covid-19 vaccination campaign, at the city hall in Puurs on December 22, 2020. AFP
Medical workers gather to get vaccinated against COVID-19 coronavirus at Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, on December 20, 2020. AFP
Medical workers gather to get vaccinated against COVID-19 coronavirus at Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, on December 20, 2020. AFP
A saying reading For the love of Native People has been written in ink by a colleague on Dr. Sarah Hills arm, a dentist with Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) and a member of the Spirit Lake Dakota tribe, after she received a shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, at the SIHB, on December 21, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. AFP
A saying reading For the love of Native People has been written in ink by a colleague on Dr. Sarah Hills arm, a dentist with Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) and a member of the Spirit Lake Dakota tribe, after she received a shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, at the SIHB, on December 21, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. AFP


In this Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 file photo, a droplet falls from a syringe after a health care worker is injected with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, R.I. The Vatican has declared it
In this Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 file photo, a droplet falls from a syringe after a health care worker is injected with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, R.I. The Vatican has declared it "morally acceptable" for Roman Catholics to receive COVID-19 vaccines based on research that used fetal tissue from abortions. he Vatican's watchdog office for doctrinal orthodoxy said Monday that it addressed the question after receiving requests for guidance. AP
An Israeli medical worker displays a Covid-19 vaccine jab at the Sheba Medical Center, the country's largest hospital, in Ramat Gan near the coastal city of Tel Aviv, on December 19, 2020. AFP
An Israeli medical worker displays a Covid-19 vaccine jab at the Sheba Medical Center, the country's largest hospital, in Ramat Gan near the coastal city of Tel Aviv, on December 19, 2020. AFP
CEO and co-founder of BioNTech, Ugur Sahin, answers journalists' questions after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved its COVID-19 vaccine, at the company headquarters in Mainz, Germany December 22, 2020. Reuters
CEO and co-founder of BioNTech, Ugur Sahin, answers journalists' questions after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved its COVID-19 vaccine, at the company headquarters in Mainz, Germany December 22, 2020. Reuters
An official holds up a vaccination booklet after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (unseen) received a coronavirus vaccine at the Sheba Medical Center, the country's largest hospital, in Ramat Gan near the coastal city of Tel Aviv, on December 19, 2020. AFP
An official holds up a vaccination booklet after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (unseen) received a coronavirus vaccine at the Sheba Medical Center, the country's largest hospital, in Ramat Gan near the coastal city of Tel Aviv, on December 19, 2020. AFP
Scupltures of the Three Magi additionally bringing the Covid-19 vaccine and wearing face shields are on display in a evocative crib at Pozzo della Cava in Orvieto, Italy, 22 December 2020. EPA
Scupltures of the Three Magi additionally bringing the Covid-19 vaccine and wearing face shields are on display in a evocative crib at Pozzo della Cava in Orvieto, Italy, 22 December 2020. EPA
A flightradar24.com handout photo received on December 27, 2020 shows the flight track for a D-ENIG plane that traced a syringe on the maps in Germany to celebrate the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine. The flight between Friedrichshafen and Ulm took place on December 23, 2020. FLIGHTRADAR24.COM via REUTERS
A flightradar24.com handout photo received on December 27, 2020 shows the flight track for a D-ENIG plane that traced a syringe on the maps in Germany to celebrate the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine. The flight between Friedrichshafen and Ulm took place on December 23, 2020. FLIGHTRADAR24.COM via REUTERS
Members of the media film the plane carrying the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Benito Juarez International airport, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Mexico City, Mexico December 23, 2020. Reuters
Members of the media film the plane carrying the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Benito Juarez International airport, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Mexico City, Mexico December 23, 2020. Reuters
Health workers receive the first batch of the Pfizer-BioÎTech vaccines against covid-19, in Athens, Greece, 26 December 2020. The first batch vaccines against the coronavirus arrived in Greece by refrigerator trucks through Promahonas, the border crossing with Bulgaria, on the night of Christmas Eve. On 28 December, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be vaccinated. EPA
Health workers receive the first batch of the Pfizer-BioÎTech vaccines against covid-19, in Athens, Greece, 26 December 2020. The first batch vaccines against the coronavirus arrived in Greece by refrigerator trucks through Promahonas, the border crossing with Bulgaria, on the night of Christmas Eve. On 28 December, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be vaccinated. EPA
Hungarian soldiers carry the first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines at the Del-Pest Central Hospital in Budapest, Hungary, December 26, 2020. Reuters
Hungarian soldiers carry the first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines at the Del-Pest Central Hospital in Budapest, Hungary, December 26, 2020. Reuters
A man wearing a mask against the coronavirus, looks at a screen before the arrival of the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines at the National Center for Storage of the COVID-19 Vaccine, a military run facility, in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. Romanian authorities will start COVID-19 vaccinations on Sunday. AP
A man wearing a mask against the coronavirus, looks at a screen before the arrival of the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines at the National Center for Storage of the COVID-19 Vaccine, a military run facility, in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. Romanian authorities will start COVID-19 vaccinations on Sunday. AP
This picture taken on December 26, 2020, on the outskirts of Paris, shows the negative temperature of an ultra low temperature freezer at the arrival of the first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines in the AP-HP central pharmacy. AFP
This picture taken on December 26, 2020, on the outskirts of Paris, shows the negative temperature of an ultra low temperature freezer at the arrival of the first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines in the AP-HP central pharmacy. AFP
Vaccines are put into a refrigerator by pharmacist Krisztina Biro in the Clinical Pharmacy of the University of Debrecen in Debrecen, Hungary, after the first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines against the new coronavirus arrived in the country Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. AP
Vaccines are put into a refrigerator by pharmacist Krisztina Biro in the Clinical Pharmacy of the University of Debrecen in Debrecen, Hungary, after the first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines against the new coronavirus arrived in the country Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. AP
Syringes are prepared to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a nursing home in Bad Windsheim, Germany December 27, 2020. Reuters
Syringes are prepared to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a nursing home in Bad Windsheim, Germany December 27, 2020. Reuters


Nurse Idoia Crespo prepares a vaccine against the Coronavirus at a nursing home in l'Hospitalet de Llobregat in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. AP
Nurse Idoia Crespo prepares a vaccine against the Coronavirus at a nursing home in l'Hospitalet de Llobregat in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. AP
An instructor attends a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine training programme at the Apollo Medskills in Hyderabad on December 22, 2020. AFP
An instructor attends a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine training programme at the Apollo Medskills in Hyderabad on December 22, 2020. AFP
 Sharp HealthCare caregivers gather to watch before long-term care patient Carlos Alegre receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Birch Patrick Skilled Nursing Facility at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center on December 21, 2020 in Chula Vista, California. 72-year-old Alegre is the first patient to receive the vaccine in San Diego County. AFP
Sharp HealthCare caregivers gather to watch before long-term care patient Carlos Alegre receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Birch Patrick Skilled Nursing Facility at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center on December 21, 2020 in Chula Vista, California. 72-year-old Alegre is the first patient to receive the vaccine in San Diego County. AFP
An Israeli nurse prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at a temporary vaccination center in the lobby of a gymnasium in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. AP
An Israeli nurse prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at a temporary vaccination center in the lobby of a gymnasium in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. AP
A medical staff receives a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. AP
A medical staff receives a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. AP
RN Courtney Senechal (R), in her festive mask and antlers, inoculates 86 year old Phyllis Fischer (L), a mail room worker, with the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) in Boston, Massachusetts on December 24, 2020. AFP
RN Courtney Senechal (R), in her festive mask and antlers, inoculates 86 year old Phyllis Fischer (L), a mail room worker, with the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) in Boston, Massachusetts on December 24, 2020. AFP
A resident of a nursing home reacts as she gets an injection of the COVID-19 vaccine in Cologne, Germany, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. AP
A resident of a nursing home reacts as she gets an injection of the COVID-19 vaccine in Cologne, Germany, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. AP
Medical staff member Gabriel Cervera Rodriguez (C) raises his fist to celebrate after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the United Memorial Medical Center on December 21, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Vaccinations in the U.S. began last week with healthcare workers, with at least 556,000 doses reportedly administered. AFP
Medical staff member Gabriel Cervera Rodriguez (C) raises his fist to celebrate after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the United Memorial Medical Center on December 21, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Vaccinations in the U.S. began last week with healthcare workers, with at least 556,000 doses reportedly administered. AFP
The 96-year-old Jos Hermans, the first Belgian who will receive Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, gives a thumbs up during a press conference concerning the start of the Belgian Covid-19 vaccination campaign, at the city hall in Puurs on December 22, 2020. AFP
The 96-year-old Jos Hermans, the first Belgian who will receive Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, gives a thumbs up during a press conference concerning the start of the Belgian Covid-19 vaccination campaign, at the city hall in Puurs on December 22, 2020. AFP
Medical workers gather to get vaccinated against COVID-19 coronavirus at Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, on December 20, 2020. AFP
Medical workers gather to get vaccinated against COVID-19 coronavirus at Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, on December 20, 2020. AFP
A saying reading For the love of Native People has been written in ink by a colleague on Dr. Sarah Hills arm, a dentist with Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) and a member of the Spirit Lake Dakota tribe, after she received a shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, at the SIHB, on December 21, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. AFP
A saying reading For the love of Native People has been written in ink by a colleague on Dr. Sarah Hills arm, a dentist with Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) and a member of the Spirit Lake Dakota tribe, after she received a shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, at the SIHB, on December 21, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. AFP


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