U.S. FDA Grants Full Approval to the Pfizer/BioNTechCovid-19 Vaccine

08/24/2021 11:00 AM | Anonymous

On August 23, the US Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full  approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older, the first coronavirus to move from emergency use to approal status.  The expected result is more vaccine mandates by businesses, schools, and organizations.  The vaccine has been authorized for emergency use in December 2020 for people age 16 and older, and in May 2021 extended to those 12 and older.

The FDA stated that it is working as fast as possible to fully approve the other vaccines, with Covid infections, hospitalizations and deaths surging over the summmer.  Out of more than 170 million people in the United States fully vaccinated against Covid-19, more than 92 million have received the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, now being marketed as Comimaty.

FDA says it's working as fast as possible to fully approve vaccines, as urgency rises amid Covid surge

Read what the FDA said in its announcement 



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