New Name For Pfizer Vaccine, The Covid-19 vaccine is known until now as the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is renamed Comirnaty in the United States after its Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted its full authorization, not just approved for your emergency use (USA) as to date.
With this decision, the United States tries to give greater confidence to the population and convince skeptics with the coronavirus vaccine. You can be very confident that this vaccine meets high standards for safety, efficacy, and quality of manufacture, ” says Janet Woodcock, Acting Commissioner of the FDA in her statement.
Although millions of people have already received Covid-19 vaccines safely, we recognize that for some, FDA approval of a vaccine can now instill additional confidence to receive the vaccine, adds Woodcock.
3Comirnaty, the first vaccine against Covid-19 with total green light
Full FDA approval is currently only for the prevention of Covid-19 disease in people 16 years of age and older, but the vaccine is still available under Emergency Use Authorization (US) for people 12 to 12 years of age. 15 years, as well as for the administration of the third dose in certain immunosuppressed people.
This is a crucial moment for our country in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, as we are well aware that this vaccine is one of our greatest weapons against the virus, says Woodcock.
For his part, the director of the FDA’s Center for Biological Evaluation and Research, Peter Marks, explained that this new phase has the objective of generating greater confidence in the population that has not yet been immunized. “We hope that those who have endured until now to get vaccinated, do so,” and indicated, according to Antena 3, that he hopes this announcement will scare off false claims, such as that coronavirus vaccines “cause infertility, contain microchips, cause the disease or that thousands of people have died from being inoculated.
2What is the Pfizer or Comirnaty vaccine-like?
Comirnaty contains messenger RNA (mRNA), a kind of genetic material, which the body uses to mimic one of the proteins in the virus that causes Covid-19. When a person receives this vaccine, it causes their immune system to react defensively to the virus that causes the coronavirus despite the fact that the mRNA is only present in the body for a short period of time and does not incorporate or alter the genetic material of the individual. Comirnaty has the same formulation as the vaccine formerly known as Pfizer-BioNTech approved for emergency use (USA), and it is administered the same: two doses three weeks apart
Of the 170 million people vaccinated against the coronavirus in the United States, more than 92 million have received it from Pfizer. According to ‘El Mundo’, the FDA is already reviewing the information provided by Moderna (authorized for emergency use) to obtain full approval but the decision could take weeks, and it is expected that Johnson & Johnson, which developed the third vaccine that achieved approval For emergency use in the United States, apply soon for the full green light.
1What is the FDA?
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is, according to the statement, an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services and is charged with protecting public health by ensuring safety, efficacy, and safety. of medicines, vaccines and other biological products for human use and medical devices for human and veterinary use.
The agency is also responsible for the safety and security of the supply of food, cosmetics, dietary supplements, and products that emit electronic radiation, as well as for regulating tobacco products.