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Sat Dec 12, 2020, 08:23 PM Dec 2020

A C.D.C. panel has endorsed the Pfizer vaccine for people 16 and over.

Source: New York Times

An independent committee of experts advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday afternoon recommended the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for people 16 years of age and older. That endorsement, which now only awaits final approval by Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the C.D.C., is a key signal to hospitals and individual health care providers that they should proceed to inoculate patients.

The endorsement follows Friday night’s emergency use authorization of the vaccine by the Food and Drug Administration, which oversees licensing of medical products.“Based on everything we saw from looking at the data, we’re very comfortable that the safety profile that was observed in 17 and 16-year-olds was acceptable,” said Dr. Peter Marks, the F.D.A.’s top vaccine regulator, at a news conference on Saturday.

The C.D.C. advisory committee, which typically meets three times a year to review amendments to routine schedules for child, adolescent and adult vaccines, has been engaged in numerous marathon-length sessions this fall to discuss a plethora of issues surrounding the introduction of limited supplies during a pandemic of the novel vaccine.

In meetings on Friday and Saturday, the panel’s heated discussion centered mainly on three areas: whether to recommend the vaccine for patients 16 and 17 years old, for pregnant and lactating women, and for patients who have had an anaphylactic reaction to other vaccines. C.D.C. officials and scientists will review the debate and post more precise guidance about those specific groups and others on Sunday and throughout next week, as more information about the vaccine becomes known.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/12/12/world/covid-19-coronavirus/a-cdc-panel-has-endorsed-the-pfizer-vaccine-for-people-16-and-over

As a note - they mentioned during the session that Moderna was up next week and they would be following a similar schedule, with Friday/Saturday discussion meetings/endorsement votes, so I expect FDA may be doing similar and would meet ahead of CDC's review meetings next week.
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A C.D.C. panel has endorsed the Pfizer vaccine for people 16 and over. (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Dec 2020 OP
ACDC endorsed ??? Didn't know Angus Young was a epidemiologist W T F Dec 2020 #1
Exactly what I saw... pbmus Dec 2020 #3
This approval was easy, a no-brainer. Even a bass player could do it. JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2020 #4
Or a drummer, teeheee...and I are one. :) NT maddogesq Dec 2020 #7
Well, that's one more "musical" instrument than I know how to play. JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2020 #8
Covid shook me all night long. My Pet Orangutan Dec 2020 #5
Whoever wrote the headline knew what they were doing. NurseJackie Dec 2020 #6
Good. I want to vaccinate me and my 17 year old! SunSeeker Dec 2020 #2


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4. This approval was easy, a no-brainer. Even a bass player could do it.
Sun Dec 13, 2020, 07:47 AM
Dec 2020

Or a drummer.

edit to add: no offense intended. Heck, one of my friends is a bass player. Even he might approve this.

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