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Pfizer seeks full FDA approval for COVID-19 vaccine

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2020, file photo, a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 sits on a table at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn. Photo: AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File. FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2020, file photo, a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 sits on a table at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn.

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Created: May 07, 2021 06:20 AM

Pfizer is seeking full Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its COVID-19 vaccine.

Currently, it's available only under emergency use authorization from the agency.

Health experts say this is a significant step forward, showing that Pfizer believes the vaccine has enough effectiveness and safety data to meet the stringent, gold standard requirements for full approval.

The FDA will take several months to review the full set of data before granting full approval.


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