The U.S. government will distribute COVID-19 vaccines immediately after approval. Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services said distribution will begin within one day of regulatory authorization. (Reuters)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention needs $6 billion to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, said CDC director Robert Redfield. He told a Senate panel that the health agency did not currently have the resources to distribute a potential vaccine nationwide. (Bloomberg)

Eli Lilly’s COVID-19 antibody treatment helped rid patients of the virus sooner and avoid hospitalization, according to new data. The drug, being developed with biotech AbCellera, was tested in a trial of about 450 patients recently diagnosed with mild to moderate COVID-19. (STAT)

AstraZeneca’s vaccine may not have caused the serious side effects that halted the trial, researchers said. After an independent review, experts said it was unlikely the vaccine caused the condition experienced by one trial participant, or there was not enough evidence to link the two. (Reuters)

Celebrate the 2020 MM+M Hall of Femme and Women to Watch on September 22. Join our virtual celebration of the Hall of Femme Awards and Collective, featuring a keynote from Dr. Mary Bassett and panels featuring this year’s honorees. (MM+M)