THE PFIZER VACCINE IS NOW THE FIRST FULLY FDA APPROVED COVID-19 VACCINE. THE MODERNA AND JOHNSON AND JOHNSON VACCINES ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW SUIT. IT IS A MAJOR STEP IN THE FIGHT TO BRING AN END TO THE ONGOING PANDEMIC.... AND IT COMES AT A CRUCIAL TIME AS THE DELTA VARIANT CONTINUES TO SPREAD.
WE'RE CHECKING IN ON THE VACCINE SITUATION... WITH NATIONAL JEWISH HEALTH CHIEF MEDICAL INFORMATION OFFICER DR. DAVID BEUTHER.
-- Pfizer was granted full approval by the FDA this week.
--Pfizer was the first to request full approval in the U.S.; other COVID vaccine makers are likely to follow suit. All three authorized vaccines were granted emergency authorization based on massive clinical trials involving tens of thousands of volunteers.