Friday, December 11, 2020

FDA Approves EUA for Pfizer's
Covid-19 Vaccine; Shipping,
Distribution Now Begins

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first Covid-19 vaccine  in the United States. The shipping and distribution plan can now go into affect that inoculations can begin within days, possibly Monday or Tuesday. 

The Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine has been found to be 95% effective after the second dose. The first dose may provide a 50% effective rate a few days after inoculation.

An EUA means that a medical product gets special authorization by the FDA to be used during an emergency -- but it is short of a full approval. Pfizer would have to file a separate application for its vaccine to be fully licensed by the FDA which they will eventually do.

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