Pfizer Vaccine Receives Full Approval From FDAAugust 23, 2021 5:29 pm
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This move comes as vaccine hesitancy is leaving many unvaccinated people without protection against the virus and the Delta variant.
To date, roughly 92 million people in the United States have received the Pfizer vaccine and with full approval by the FDA today, experts anticipate that this number will rise.
While the vaccine received it’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in December of 2020 it has still been being researched by the FDA to confirm the data that allowed it to receive full approval. That time has come. This full approval may open the door for vaccine mandates to be handed down. In fact, in the hours since the approval was announced the United States military has indicated that it will require all service members to be fully vaccinated.
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will now be known as Comirnaty and has received full approval from the FDA for use in adults ages 16 years old or older. It remains under Emergency Use Authorization for children between the ages of 12-16.