FDA gives full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has given full approval to the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer.

The Food and Drug Administration’s decision on Monday may help lift public confidence in vaccinations as coronavirus continues to spread. The FDA has never before had so much evidence to judge a shot’s safety.

More than 200 million doses already have been administered in the U.S. since emergency use began in December.

The decision could push some vaccine holdouts toward getting the shots. And it could spur more vaccine mandates by companies, universities and local governments.

President Biden took the approval as another opportunity to tell Americans to get vaccinated “today.”

 

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