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Some more lines from Reuters on the FDA approval.

The full approval of the Pfizer jab in the US “should give added confidence” that it is safe and effective, president Joe Biden has said.

However, experts have warned of concerns that general authorisation was made behind closed doors based on six months worth of data despite trials being designed for two years – making it an extremely rare case for a mass use vaccine.

While this and other vaccines have met the FDA’s rigorous, scientific standards for emergency use authorisation, 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.

The FDA has officially approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. While all three COVID vaccines have met FDA’s strict standards for emergency use, this FDA approval should give added confidence that this vaccine is safe and effective.

If you’re not vaccinated yet, now is the time.

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