The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the emergency use of the coronavirus vaccine invented by Pfizer-Bioentech. The decision comes a day after the FDA’s advisory panel approved the vaccine in green light. The British media BBC reported this.
The UK has already approved the Pfizer vaccine for the general population as the first country in the world. Vaccine application has also started. After Britain, Bahrain and Canada also approved the vaccine. On Thursday, Saudi Arabia also allowed the use of the vaccine for its citizens.
There was pressure on the FDA to approve Pfizer’s vaccine. On Friday, the FDA chief was asked to either approve or resign. However, he has denied this.
President Donald Trump has said that the vaccine will begin in less than 24 hours.
Health and Human Services Secretary Aleng Azar told reporters on Friday morning that his department had been working to start operating the Pfizer vaccine from Monday or Tuesday.
The death toll in the American Corona has reached a new record on Wednesday. That day more than 3,000 people died in the country.
Earlier on Thursday, a ticket specialist at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended approval for the emergency use of the coronavirus vaccine invented by Pfizer-Bioentech. The recommendation came after a 23-member panel meeting on Thursday.