Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine gets full approval by FDA l GMA

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine gets full approval by FDA l GMA

more than 95 thousand americans are now hospitalized with covet 19 nearly 205 million doses of pfizer’s vaccine have gone to americans so far and the hope this morning that this full fda approval could convince even more to get that shot eva pilgrim joins us from right outside pfizer’s headquarters here in new york with the very latest good morning eva good morning cecilia this is one of the most studied vaccines in history on top of the more than 40 thousand volunteers in the clinical trials we now have eight months worth of real world data from the more than 1.2 billion doses that were given out around the world and health officials are hoping that will reassure those who are waiting to get that first shot this morning major new developments in the fight against covid19 the fda granting full approval for pfizer’s vaccine the fastest vaccine approval in fda history those have been waiting for full approval should go get your shot now pfizer becoming the first vaccine to move past emergency use authorization their shot made with mrna does not contain any part of the coronavirus and does not alter people’s dna in order to get full fda approval pfizer had to undergo a more stringent review submitting results from its ongoing clinical trials and proving substantial evidence of effectiveness the fda not just took their time and did the due diligence that needed to be done but did it quickly and efficiently the move paves the way for more corporations government and schools to issue vaccine mandates the pentagon now preparing to require the shot for its 1.3 million active duty troops new york city announcing shots will now be required for all school employees with weekly testing no longer an option and workers at united airlines have five weeks to show the now required proof of vaccination while the fda’s full approval of the pfizer vaccine applies to those 16 and older the agency making it clear that does not mean it should be given off label to younger children they are not just small adults so we really would have to have the data and the appropriate dose before recommending that that children be vaccinated but this first full approval could be a game changer for those who have been hesitant to get a shot a recent poll finding that 3 in 10 of those unvaccinated would be more likely to get it now and with every state in the country now experiencing high community transmission except vermont and maine more americans are dying of covet now an average of 738 every day florida just saw its deadliest week health care workers hoping people will get the vaccine as they face a crush of coven patients one of my biggest frustrations is that we’re maybe not vaccinating our kids at a rate that is beneficial to everyone so what about the other vaccines full approval for moderna and johnson and johnson is expected in the coming months hi everyone george stephanopoulos here thanks for checking out the abc news youtube channel if you’d like to get more videos show highlights and watch live event coverage click on the right over here to subscribe to our channel and don’t forget to download the abc news app for breaking news alerts thanks for watching
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