The FDA approved the two-dose vaccine for use in people over the age of 16. More than 204 million people in the United States have received the vaccine since it was given emergency authorization, based on data from Sunday.
None of the three COVID-19 vaccines given emergency-use authorization by the FDA – also including those made by Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson – had previously received full FDA approval.
Public health officials hope it will convince more unvaccinated Americans that Pfizer’s shot is safe and effective. Vaccine hesitancy among some Americans has hindered the United States response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Roughly 51% of Americans have been fully vaccinated so far, even as a recent surge of infections spurred by the contagious Delta variant ravages parts of the country with low vaccination rates.
The FDA’s approval is based on updated data from the company’s clinical trial.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will now be marketed under the name Comirnaty, the FDA said.
Some U.S. cities including New York and San Francisco have already imposed rules requiring vaccination to dine at restaurants or work in government offices, among other activities.
The dystopian nightmare we are currently living in just got even worse after the FDA’s ruling. No legal mechanism can prevent progressives and the Democrat Party from imposing their medical tyranny on giant swaths of the population.
Author: Nolan Sheridan