COMING UP: Join us for today’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee meeting on J&J (Janssen) boosters as well as mixing & matching vaccines. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. ET and can be live streamed here:
❓ If I had #COVID19 , do I need a vaccine? ✔️ YES 💉 #FDAVaccineFacts : Get vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19. Experts do not yet know how long you are protected from getting sick again after recovering from #COVID19 .
#HispanicHeritageMonth may be coming to an end, but you should always remember that your best legacy is your health! Get the latest updates from #HHM21
FDA continues to take steps to strengthen the premarket review program for devices. We are committed to protecting the public health by ensuring patients have more timely access to safe, effective, and high-quality medical devices. #FDAVoices
Have you put off mammograms and other preventive health screenings due to the pandemic? On #NationalMammographyDay , prioritize your health by scheduling your mammogram along with your overall wellness exam. Mammograms can help save lives.
In our ongoing response to the #COVID19 pandemic, here’s an update on some of the actions we’ve taken this week.
As of today, 418 tests and sample collection devices are authorized by the FDA under emergency use authorizations (EUAs). These include 292 molecular tests and sample collection devices, 89 antibody and other immune response tests and 37 antigen tests.
Today, FDA approved the first COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of #COVID19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older.
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.
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.