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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Latest COVID-19 News

Latest COVID-19 News

Pfizer-BioNTech’s Vaccine Is the First COVID-19 Shot to Get Full Approval From the U.S. FDA

On Aug. 23, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first COVID-19 vaccine, one made by Pfizer-BioNTech, for anyone 16 years and older. The vaccine requires two doses and according to company studies, is 91% effective in protecting people from COVID-19 disease, including from severe illness. The vaccine received the FDA’s emergency use authorization (EUA) in December, which allowed the company to distribute and administer the shot due to the urgent public health threat of the pandemic. The approval applies only to the vaccine for adults 16 years or older; teens aged 12 to 15 years will continue to get the vaccine under EUA protocols, and studies on the safety and efficacy of the shot for even younger children are still ongoing.


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