Two vaccines available in US 'in weeks'

The country's Health Secretary Alex Azar says both the Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vax will be approved before the end of the year

People in the US could have access to their first two vaccines against the coronavirus before Christmas, Secretary of Health Alex Azar says.

The Food and Drug Administration's outside advisers will meet on 10 December to consider authorising Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.

That vaccine could be approved and shipped within days, with Moderna's following one week behind that, Mr Azar said.

"So we could be seeing both of these vaccines out and getting into people's arms before Christmas," Mr Azar said on CBS.