FDA: Plans to Issue Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 Vaccine

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source: MSN/Newsweek

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to issue an emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by American pharmaceutical giant and their German partners BioNTech, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Friday.

Azar told Good Morning America that the vaccinations could begin as soon as Monday or Tuesday of next week.

“Following yesterday’s positive advisory committee meeting outcome regarding the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has informed the sponsor that it will rapidly work toward finalization and issuance of an emergency use authorization.”

Stephen Hahn
FDA Commissioner

“The agency has also notified the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Operation Warp Speed, so they can execute their plans for timely vaccine distribution,” Hahn said.

President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday: ‘Get the dam vaccines out NOW, Dr. Hahn @SteveFDA. Stop playing games and start saving lives!!!’

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