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Fauci hopes for full FDA approval for COVID-19 vaccines soon

Fauci discusses COVID-19 vaccine approval. Fauci hopes for full FDA approval soon.

Where: United States

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Chief Medical Advisor to the President, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said, he hopes that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon issue full approval to COVID-19 vaccines in the country.

Currently, 3 COVID-19 vaccines, the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the two-dose Moderna vaccine, and the single-dose J&J/Janssen vaccine have received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in the US from the FDA.

Dr. Fauci added that COVID-19 booster shots should be administered “reasonably soon” to individuals with weakened immune systems.

Referring to the full FDA approval, Fauci said, “No one wants to get ahead of the FDA because they’re an independent group that makes their own decisions. But I hope, I don’t predict, but I hope that it’s in the next few weeks. I hope that it’s in the month of August.”

Fauci stated, “Organizations, enterprises, universities, colleges that have been reluctant to mandate at the local level will feel much more confident.”

Fauci continued, “They can say, ‘If you want to come to this college or this university, you’ve got to get vaccinated… If you want to work in this enterprise, you’ve got to get vaccinated. If you want to work in this hospital, you’ve got to get vaccinated.”

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