Biden delivers remarks after FDA grants Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine full approval — 8/23/21

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President Joe Biden on Monday will address the nation’s Covid-19 response and vaccination program.

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine – becoming the first in the U.S. to win the coveted designation and giving even more businesses, schools and universities greater confidence to adopt vaccine mandates.

Up until now, the mRNA vaccine, which will be marketed as Comirnaty, was on the U.S. market under an Emergency Use Authorization that was granted by the FDA in December. Since then, more than 204 million of the Pfizer shots have been administered, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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President Biden delivers remarks on Covid-19 response and the vaccination program— 8/23/21