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FDA Recommends Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use

The FDA could grant emergency use of the vaccine as early as Friday.

A health worker injects a person during clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine at Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Fla., on Sept. 9, 2020. (PHOTO: Eva Marie Uzcategui / Bloomberg via Getty Images)

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted to recommend the approval of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, a move that could grant authorization of Pfizer’s vaccine as early as Friday.

If the FDA accepts the recommendation, it would be a massive moment in the Covid-19 pandemic, which has infected more than 15.4 million people and killed over 290,000 others. The committee has also previously approved the flu and other vaccines in the U.S., saying they are safe for the general public to have.

It is not yet clear if Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine for use in certain groups will be allowed. Groups such as pregnant women and young children will likely have to wait until the trials are complete on specific groups.

The FDA has indicated it would authorize a Covid-19 vaccine that’s safe and at least 50% effective.

Stephen Anderson
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Stephen Michael is a Political Correspondent based in the United States. He has reached a global audience with his coverage of the 2020 Election and Trump White House. Michael joins Forward Axis News after spending time with the Project Spurs Network since 2014 and covering reality TV in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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