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The coronavirus vaccine: A doctor answers 5 questions

Workers prepare to ship the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from the company’s manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Morry Gash/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

The coronavirus vaccine: A doctor answers 5 questions

Workers prepare to ship the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from the company’s manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Morry Gash/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

The coronavirus vaccine: A doctor answers 5 questions

Workers prepare to ship the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from the company’s manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Morry Gash/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

The coronavirus vaccine: A doctor answers 5 questions

Workers prepare to ship the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from the company’s manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Morry Gash/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Many people who are vaccinated to be followed long term to ensure no safety complications arise and to ensure that the vaccine remains as effective as originally thought.

Editor’s Note: With the Food and Drug Administration issuing emergency use authorization for a vaccine to limit the spread of coronavirus, you might have questions about what this means for you. If you do, send them to The Conversation, and we will find a physician or researcher to answer them. Here, Dr. Jason McKnight, a primary care physician at Texas A&M University, answers five questions about the rollout and distribution underway.

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