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Health officials: Indiana may get COVID vaccine by November

Dr. Kris Box, state health commissioner.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say federal officials have indicated a vaccine could be shipped to the state by mid- to late November.

READ MORE: Indiana releases preliminary plan to roll out COVID-19 vaccine

Indiana's health commissioned, Dr. Kristina Box says the first vaccine is likely to be a two-dose version from Pfizer.

She says a second vaccine from Moderna could arrive in Indiana by mid-December, although that vaccine's timeline is a “rapidly developing situation, so a lot is subject to change.”

Neither vaccine has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and multiple vaccine candidates are still undergoing trials.

Indiana's health care workers would be the first to be vaccinated.

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