FDA will authorize vaccination in the US; could start to apply on Monday | The State
Great expectations for starting the process
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Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine will receive the green light for use in the US by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and could begin to be applied from Monday, announced this morning the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex Azar.
“I have good news,” said Azar on the show “Good Morning America” Of ABC. “Recently, the FDA informed Pfizer that they intend to proceed toward an authorization for their vaccine.”
Developed by Pfizer and the German company BioNTech, it will be the first coronavirus vaccine in the United States.
The news from the US comes a day after an FDA advisory board voted to approve the drug for emergency use after an all-day hearing with health experts.
“So, probably in the next few days, as we work to negotiate with Pfizer the information that doctors need to properly prescribe it, we should be looking at the authorization of this first vaccine,” Azar continued. “We could see people getting vaccinated on Monday, Tuesday of next week ”.
Pfizer’s vaccine was approved for use last week in the UK, and began to be applied to British citizens immediately thereafter. New York Post.
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