The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Key Panel recently expressed their approval on the Emergency Use Authorization of Pfizer and BioNTech's 95 percent effective COVID-19 Vaccine. Deliberations would still come within the FDA, especially with the Pfizer vaccine causing a severe allergic reaction to patients who received the UK's immunization shot.
News regarding the talks of COVID-19 vaccine in the country is now leading towards one of the largest pharmaceutical companies globally, Pfizer, who worked with BioNTech with an mRNA designed shot. The duo was one of the world's earliest to release a high efficacy-rated vaccine, which other countries have already started using.
US FDA's Key Advisory Panel Approves Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine
According to CNBC, the key panel, also known as the advisory committee, are not necessarily needed for the FDA to reach a consensus, but mostly follow their recommendations and go with the track of approval. Recently, a key advisory panel has approved the Emergency Use Authorization of Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine in the country.
Notably, the FDA has not yet released their consensus of approval or denial towards the Emergency Use of Pfizer and BioNTech's coronavirus despite being one of its most trusted and relied upon pharmaceutical companies. The government agency said that it would have its earliest answer by Friday, December 11.
The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee within the FDA are known to play a massive role in the approval of different immunization shots in the country, forwarding to the agency their two cents on the matter. The virus has already claimed almost 300,000 American lives and million globally despite its reign for less than a year.
Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine: Serious Case of Allergic Reaction in the UK
Over the past week, there has been massive concern regarding Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine's side effect, which caused severe allergic reaction known as "anaphylaxis" in the United Kingdom. The British country is known to be the first ones to Emergency Approve and use the vaccine for mass immunization shots.
According to the Associated Press, the United Kingdom is now investigating the matter after two patients who received the vaccine suffered "anaphylaxis" or severe allergic reaction because of a foreign substance. The severe allergic reaction may be caused by food, drink, insect bites, vaccines, and other external factors in the environment.
The allergic reaction came as a shock to vaccine administrators, but this is expected because all immunization shots have warnings when sold, particularly with allergy and precautions. Vaccines cannot be administered to everyone as there would always be a risk for people with acute allergic reactions to different substances, not limited to vaccines.
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Written by Isaiah Alonzo