The FDA Has Granted Full Approval Of The Pfizer Vaccine

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Whether you are for or against the vaccine, this is definitely news to hear. The Pfizer vaccine has been officially FDA approved for those 16 and older.

“The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals,”


“While this and other vaccines have met the FDA’s rigorous scientific standards for emergency use authorization, as the first FDA approved Covid-19 vaccine, the public can be confident that this vaccine meets the FDA’s gold standard for safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality that we require for an approved product. Health care providers can continue to use the vaccine on their shelves. The FDA-approved vaccine and the EUA-authorized vaccine have the same formulation and can be used interchangeably to provide the Covid-19 vaccine series.”

FDA Acting Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock

This could potentially make those who are not yet vaccinated, more comfortable with the thought of getting the shot. But for some, no means no. But will they have a choice?

“For businesses and universities that have been thinking about putting vaccine requirements in place in order to create safer spaces for people to work and learn, I think that this move from the FDA, when it comes, will actually help them to move forward with those kinds of plans,”

US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy to CNN

Many businesses, such as United Airlines, Disney, Walmart, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook are already making plans to require vaccinations for their employees. The Pentagon is also making plans for all active duty military to have taken it as well.

There is also talk of it becoming a required vaccination for school, and to added to the lineup of already required school vaccinations each year. Nothing has been fully confirmed with that, but we can at least start mentally preparing.

There are a lot of mixed feelings on the vaccine becoming mandatory. What are your thoughts?

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