FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 vaccines will be protected by U.S. Marshals deputies as they are distributed throughout the United States.

“Deputy Marshals are working hand-in-hand with Operation Warp Speed personnel to provide security for COVID-19 vaccines from the facilities where they are manufactured to distribution sites,” the agency said in a statement, CBS News reported.

It said deputies will be posted at stockpiles, manufacturers, transport areas, and receiving facilities.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to quickly give emergency authorization to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which would be followed by an undertaking to distribute 3 million doses of the vaccine nationwide, CBS News reported.

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