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Each month, the FDA Grand Rounds lecture series highlights a key public health challenge and how we are applying science and innovation to our regulatory activities. We invite you to attend the next presentation.

FDA and @NIST  are collaborating on a project to develop and harmonize methods to standardize the description of the temperature sensitivity and stability of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and other large molecules used for vaccines and therapeutics.

As of today, 443 tests and sample collection devices are authorized by the FDA under emergency use authorizations (EUAs). These include 302 molecular tests and sample collection devices, 85 antibody and other immune response tests, 55 antigen tests, and 1 diagnostic breath test.

Do you use a glucose meter to track your blood sugar level? Here are 7️⃣ helpful tips from @FDAWomen  for testing your blood sugar and caring for your #glucosemeter . #NationalDiabetesMonth 

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Remember every puff of a cigarette causes damage to your lungs. Find tips here to help you to quit smoking and give your lungs a chance to heal: via @FDATobacco  #LCAM  #LungCancerAwarenessMonth 

FDA approved the first fecal microbiota product. It is approved for the prevention of recurrence of Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) in individuals 18 years of age and older.

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Food safety is important for everyone – but it’s extremely important for individuals with weakened immune systems. This #WorldAIDSDay , share food safety tips to help people living with HIV/AIDS reduce their risks of foodborne illness. via @FDAfood 

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Parents, are you worried your teen might be smoking or vaping? Here are resources to help you know what to do next: via . @FDATobacco 

Planning to be healthier in the #NewYear ? Don't forget to include a plan for your pets as well. 🐶 🐱 via @FDAanimalhealth 

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Today, FDA approved the first COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of #COVID19  disease in individuals 16 years of age and older.

You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y'all. Stop it.

Today, FDA expanded the EUA for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of #COVID19  to include adolescents 12-15 years of age. FDA amended the EUA issued on Dec. 11, 2020 for administration in individuals 16 years of age and older.

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Today FDA and @CDCgov  issued a statement regarding the Johnson & Johnson #COVID19  vaccine. We are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution.

Today, FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the second vaccine for the prevention of #COVID19  caused by SARS-CoV-2. The emergency use authorization allows the vaccine to be distributed in the U.S for use in individuals 18 years and older.

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

“The FDA’s approval of this vaccine is a milestone as we continue to battle the #COVID19  pandemic.” – Acting FDA Commissioner@DrWoodcockFDA 

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