There’s exciting news about the coronavirus vaccines these days. While there have been tons of controversies around the subject, good news dropped, which will probably give hope to a lot of people.
It’s been just revealed that the FDA approved the first COVID-19 vaccine.
Pfizer gets official approval
FDA.gov official notes revealed that the vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and will now be marketed as Comirnaty for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older.
This vaccine will also be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of the third dose in some immunocompromised individuals.
“The FDA’s approval of this vaccine is a milestone as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. While this and other vaccines have met the FDA’s rigorous, scientific standards for emergency use authorization, as the first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine, the public can be very confident that this vaccine meets the high standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality the FDA requires of an approved product.”
This is what Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D. said. He continued and stated the following:
“While millions of people have already safely received COVID-19 vaccines, we recognize that for some, the FDA approval of a vaccine may now instill additional confidence to get vaccinated. Today’s milestone puts us one step closer to altering the course of this pandemic in the U.S.”
CDC releases new travel warning
USA Today Travel notes that The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance for travelers who are at increased risk for severe illness from Covid 19 to recommend they avoid cruise ships, regardless of vaccination status.
It’s important to mention the fact that the new guidance applies to older adults, people with certain medical conditions, and pregnant and recently pregnant women.