COVID-19 Vaccine Gets Full Federal Approval

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By Dr. Henning Ansorg, M.D., FACP, Health Officer County of Santa Barbara, Department of Public Health

If you've been waiting for full federal approval for a COVID-19 vaccine, the wait is over!

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine received full approval on August 23, 2021, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for persons 16+ years of age. The vaccine, known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir'-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older.

The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals.

According to Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D., director of FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research: "Our scientific and medical experts conducted an incredibly thorough and thoughtful evaluation of this vaccine. We evaluated scientific data and information included in hundreds of thousands of pages, conducted our own analyses of Comirnaty's safety and effectiveness, and performed a detailed assessment of the manufacturing processes, including inspections of the manufacturing facilities. We have not lost sight that the COVID-19 public health crisis continues in the U.S. and that the public is counting on safe and effective vaccines. The public and medical community can be confident that although we approved this vaccine expeditiously, it was fully in keeping with our existing high standards for vaccines in the U.S."

FDA-approved vaccines undergo the agency's standard process for reviewing the quality, safety and effectiveness of medical products.

Santa Barbara County, please get vaccinated today! Visit https://publichealthsbc.org/vaccine/ to find a clinic near you.

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LooseCannon Aug 24, 2021 05:40 PM
COVID-19 Vaccine Gets Full Federal Approval

This could be used as a model for people refusing to be vaccinated:
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Common Penalties for Driving Without Insurance:
Fines of up to $5,000;
Suspended driver’s license;
Suspended vehicle registration;
License and registration reinstatement fees;
SR-22 requirement;
Jail time;
Mandatory community service;
Vehicle impoundment.

If you cause an accident while driving without insurance, you will be financially responsible for all of the damages. Allowing your car insurance coverage to lapse also classifies you as a high-risk driver, which will make coverage more expensive in the future.

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Penalties for Not Being Vaccinated:
Fines of up to $5,000;
Suspension of work and public benefits, including unemployment benefits, Social Security, and food stamps;
Suspension of entry into indoor public environments;
Reinstatement fees;
Proof of COVID vaccine requirement;
Jail time;
Mandatory community service;
Suspension of travel privileges.

If you cause infection as a result of not being immunized, you will be financially responsible for all of the damages incurred by infected individuals, medical treatment, and hospital fees.

LooseCannon Aug 24, 2021 05:11 PM
COVID-19 Vaccine Gets Full Federal Approval

The virus protects against serious consequences in the event of infection if you are vaccinated. You won't have to worry about hospitalization, serious illness, and death, if vaccinated. You may get mild cold symptoms. Big freaking deal.

Let's have a broad vaccine mandate for everyone in order to keep your job or enter a business or public venue.

12 years old and younger/immunocompromised, wear your masks. Be vigilant.

We should explore the possibility of criminalizing people who refuse to get vaccinated. But for the moment, they should fear for their jobs, and be prevented from entering any public indoor space.

Randy Parks Aug 24, 2021 02:40 PM
COVID-19 Vaccine Gets Full Federal Approval

WORTHY TO NOTE: You failed to mention the amount of infections (and deaths) are way down. If not for this particular VACCINE, my friend, we would have been wiped out by now, if not from sickness, from a collapsed economy. Thank our past president for his efforts in getting it out in record time. The naysayers said we wouldn't have a vaccine until May or June of this current year!... TAKEN FOR link ChemFreak provided ==> Although these interim findings suggest a moderate reduction in the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in preventing infection, the sustained two thirds reduction in infection risk underscores the continued importance and benefits of COVID-19 vaccination.

sacjon Aug 24, 2021 02:17 PM
COVID-19 Vaccine Gets Full Federal Approval

CSF - yeah no one ever said the vax was 100%. If we have to get boosters, ok then we do. I get a flu shot every year. Thing is, this virus is going no where and we have to do everything in our power to slow it. Vax and mask. People are refusing to do one or the other, many times both. This needs to stop if we want to get back to something resembling "normal" any time soon.

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