News broke this morning that a lot of people have been waiting for.
The Food and Drug Administration has formally approved Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine.
Today's FDA approval replaces the emergency use authorization given last December.
What does FDA approval actually mean, and what do we need to understand about the process that got us here?
What are the consequences of FDA approval? Will it make the vaccine easier to mandate or distribute, and could it increase vaccination rates?
Today, medical experts are here to explain, and we’ll also cover back-to-school and COVID.
- Pediatric infectious diseases specialist at UTHealth and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
- Executive Vice President and Dean of Clinical Affairs at Baylor College of Medicine
- He writes the blog “COVID-19 Updates from Dr. James Deavitt” for Baylor College of Medicine
During the show, Dr. Chang referred to these websites in response to a listener question. Both are programs run by the Department of Health and Human Services and have publicly available data:
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program:
Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program
Comparison between the two programs
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