December 8, 2020

FDA confirms efficacy of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, on cusp of EUA

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on December 8, released documents that confirmed the safety and efficacy of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, the Associated Press reports. The vaccine was co-developed with BioNTech.

FDA regulators posted their analysis online, as the UK began administering doses of the vaccine to its oldest citizens. 

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The FDA review also found evidence that the vaccine, which is given in two doses, 3 weeks apart began to protect people after the first dose.

On December 10, a panel of independent scientists will analyze the FDA’s review to determine if the agency should issue an emergency use authorization (EUA) to begin vaccinating the first recipients.


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