Created alongside German firm BioNTech, the vaccine received emergency use authorization from the FDA on Friday, after an agency meeting earlier this week recommended it be cleared for use by those 16 and older. President Trump hailed the move in a video statement moments after the jab was approved.
“Today our nation has achieved a medical miracle. We have delivered a safe and effective vaccine in just nine months,” he said. “This is one of the greatest scientific accomplishments in history. It will save millions of lives and soon end the pandemic once and for all.”
I am thrilled to report the FDA has authorized the Pfizer vaccine.
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