The COVID-19 vaccine produced by the Pfizer company has become the first such vaccine to move from emergency use to full approval by the Food and Drug Administration. The approval suggests that Pfizer has submitted enough test data and demonstrated at least six months of clinical trial information from a varied range of test subjects.
The FDA was under a lot of pressure to grant at least one of the three main vaccines approval as the cases of the Delta variant continue to rise. Former acting CDC Director Dr. Rich Besser said of the decision, “I am hopeful that full approval will address any remaining concerns and will move many people to a ‘yes’ on vaccination.”
However, if the rapid approval process is linked to pressure from authorities, it may discourage some from taking the vaccine.
An FDA spokesman told ABC News back in July, “We recognize that for some, the FDA approval of COVID-19 vaccines may bring additional confidence and encourage them to get vaccinated,” but assured the outlet that the agency would apply “rigorous standards for safety, effectiveness, and quality.”
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