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  • Doctors, journalists, and other Twitter users have shared their thoughts on the coronavirus vaccine.
  • Through memes and more, they’ve expressed excitement, impatience, and disbelief at the vaccine development process.
  • Not everyone is ready to get their shots, but Twitter users were quick to make fun of those who don’t want the vaccine and have made other questionable choices.
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The speedy development and approval of the coronavirus vaccine has given people plenty to tweet about. 

The Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine on Friday, making it the first candidate approved for use in the US. 

Healthcare workers were the first Americans to receive the vaccine on Monday, and long-term care facility residents and staff will get it next. Some physicians have taken to Twitter to celebrate, while others are still eagerly awaiting their shots.

In the tweet below, Canadian doctor Ilan Schwartz riffed off a video of Gwyneth Paltrow, who has pitched herself as a health influencer despite having no medical qualifications.

Most adults in the US will have to wait until summer 2021 to get vaccinated, so there are still many months of mask-wearing and social distancing ahead. People should be prepared for a winter of waiting at home, even if there is an end in sight.

Still, the timing of the vaccine's approval has brought some hope during an otherwise bleak holiday season. Nearly 3 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine will have shipped by Wednesday, and there are another 2.9 million doses on hand for the second round of shots, Business Insider's Andy Dunn reported.

Here are nine more tweets about the coronavirus vaccine, from excitement over rollout to Pfizer and Moderna's race for approval.

Some people hyped up the first stage of vaccine rollout like a basketball game

Others compared the vaccines' successes in trials to a work of art

The graph pictured shows the percent of people who contracted COVID-19 after getting Moderna's vaccine in trials (red line) compared to those who received a placebo and got sick (blue line), per a briefing document shared with the FDA.

Some pledged to honor Moderna, one of the companies that created a COVID vaccine, in a personal way

There's plenty of advice for people who aren't excited to get their shots

Twitter has been following the race to a vaccine ever since Pfizer and Moderna released prelimary results of clinical trials


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