As expected, the Food and Drug Administration granted afloat support to Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine. The determination clears the way for wide vaccine mandates and comes arsenic the highly contagious Delta variant continues to airs wellness risks and threatens the nation’s economical recovery.
Up until now, the FDA had allowed vaccines to beryllium distributed nether an Emergency Use Authorization that was granted successful December.
Pfizer’s vaccine met the agency’s “high standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality,” acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock said successful a statement. “While millions of radical person already safely received COVID-19 vaccines, we admit that for some, the FDA support of a vaccine whitethorn present instill further assurance to get vaccinated.”
The FDA volition clasp a media briefing to sermon the support astatine 11 a.m. EST.
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