(CNN) — Full US Food and Drug Administration approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is “imminent,” a senior federal official told CNN on Friday — but said no date has been mentioned.
A person familiar with plan told CNN the decision is expected early next week, and a Biden administration official said approval of the two-dose vaccine “could be as early as Monday.”READ MORE: Fire That Destroyed 2 Dracut Police Cruisers Was 'Intentionally Set', Officials Say
The New York Times reported Friday afternoon that the FDA was pushing to approve the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, according to people familiar with the agency’s planning.READ MORE: Moderna's Vaccine Is Most Effective Against COVID Hospitalization, But Pfizer And J&J Also Protect Well, CDC-Led Study Says
Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine has been distributed under emergency use authorization from the FDA. Full approval is expected to open the door to more vaccine mandates and perhaps increase uptake by some people who are vaccine hesitant.MORE NEWS: Framingham Latest Community To Ask National Guard For Help Driving Students To School
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