WASHINGTON POST ( MONDAY, 23 AUG 2021 )By Ben GuarinoLaurie McGinleyTyler Pager
Today at 10:10 a.m. EDTFederal regulators Monday granted full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine — a milestone that could help increase inoculation rates and spark a wave of vaccine mandates by employers and universities amid a surge of new cases and hospitalizations fueled by the ferocious delta variantThe Food and Drug Administration action marks the first licensing of a vaccine for the coronavirus, which has swept the United States in repeated and punishing waves since early 2020, exhausting nursing staffs, filling intensive care units and raising fears among the vaccinated and the unvaccinated.The vaccine has been approved for two doses, three weeks apart, in people 16 and older. It remains available under emergency use authorization adolescents ages 12 to 15.“As the first FDA-approved covid-19 vaccine, the public can be very confident that this vaccine meets the high standards for safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality the FDA requires of an approved product,” FDA acting commissioner Janet Woodcock said in a statement........
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