FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

Please click here to read more about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (which will now be known as Comirnaty) which has achieved full FDA approval for use in individuals age 16+. It is also still available for children aged 12-15 under the emergency use authorization (EUA).

“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,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D. “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.” 

Please reach out to Ouray County Public Health at (970)325-4670 if you would like to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine.

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