The U.S. gave full-approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Monday. The move comes as health officials across the country look for something to boost confidence in the vaccine. The Delta variant has been surging across the entire U.S., leaving many worried about the fall and winter months. To make matters worse, students are heading back to school in weeks across the northeast.
Full-approval means that more entities and organizations are expected to issue mandates on vaccination for certain activities.
As an example, SUNY announced that they would mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for anyone heading back to school this fall.
More than 200 million Pfizer doses have been administered in the U.S. to date.
Moderna has applied for full-FDA approval. Just last week, the federal government also gave approval to a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccines if the second dose was administered eight months ago.
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