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The US Food and Drug Administration could giveto Pfizer According to a report in the New York Times as early as Monday. Regulators reportedly worked Friday to finalize paperwork and negotiations with the company.
The two-dose Pfizer vaccine is currently being administered in the United States under an emergency clearance granted in December. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech filed for full FDA approval in May. Full approval would allow Pfizer to market its vaccine directly to consumers, as well.
More than 203 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last week the FDA and CDC didthe Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for some immunocompromised people. And on Wednesday, Biden government health officials said fully vaccinated adults who received the Pfizer or Moderna shots until next month.
FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine could slide beyond Monday, but is expected to come well before the agency’s unofficial Labor Day deadline.
The FDA declined to comment.
is also seeking FDA approval for its COVID-19 vaccine, although a decision may reportedly take a few more weeks.
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