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FDA authorizes use of bivalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, monovalent rescinded

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SILVER SPRING, MD, April 18, 2023—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 bivalent mRNA vaccines to simplify the vaccination schedule for most individuals. This action includes authorizing the current bivalent vaccines (original and omicron BA.4/BA.5 strains) to be used for all doses administered […]

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

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SILVER SPRING, MD, August, 23, 2021 – Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues […]

Vaccine mandate conflicts with FDA approval requirements

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OLYMPIA, Wash., August 19, 2021 — Yesterday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new vaccine mandate for all public education employees in Washington in light of the Delta variant’s spread. By October 18th, all education personnel must be fully vaccinated. He also reinstated an indoor mask mandate for the general public, which will go into effect […]

COVID vaccine: Authorizations, truths, myths, and progress

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A few weeks ago, Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna applied for full FDA approval for their COVID-19 vaccines. The two pharmaceutical companies, along with Janssen of Johnson & Johnson, have been able to provide COVID vaccines to the American public due to Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA. With many questioning the safety of the vaccines […]

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