WASHINGTON, U.S.A — After the US Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine, Dr. Anthony Fauci told the US media that he believes the approval will boost confidence in the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.
“No one can argue now with the effectiveness and the safety of these vaccines because the FDA did precisely what they should have been doing,” Fauci said in a phone interview, stressing the independence of the process. “They took the very great care in analyzing all of the information.”
Fauci said he believes the full FDA approval could encourage as many as “20-30%” of unvaccinated people to get vaccinated.
Secondly, Fauci said he believes the full FDA approval will lead to a wave of businesses, universities and large organizations implementing vaccine requirements, which could have a significant effect on vaccinations in the US.