Health Chairwoman Eshoo Applauds Full Approval of Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine by FDA

August 23, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) released the following statement today after the Food and Drug Administration announced its full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for individuals aged 16 and older:

“The FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for individuals aged 16 and older is a critical milestone in our ongoing battle against COVID-19. Today’s announcement provides the full approval that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine meets the FDA’s highest standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing, and I applaud the FDA’s career scientists and Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock for their commitment to this rigorous and exhaustive review process. With this full approval, those who have been hesitant to get vaccinated should have no remaining doubt that the vaccine is safe and I encourage every eligible American to get vaccinated to do their part to help defeat this deadly virus.”

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