food and drug administration

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine gets full FDA approval

The FDA has never before had so much evidence to judge a shot’s safety.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. has given full approval to the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer. The Food and Drug Administration’s decision on Monday may help lift public confidence in vaccinations as the nation battles the most contagious coronavirus mutant yet. The FDA has never before had so much evidence to judge a shot’s safety. More than 200 million doses…

Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine approved for children ages 12 to 15

UNITED STATES (KVRR) – The Food and Drug Administration expands use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 to 15 years old. Last month Pfizer said phase three clinical trials found its vaccine was safe and one hundred percent effective in the age group. Preliminary data shows there were no cases among fully vaccinated adolescents compared to 18 given placebos….

U.S. recommends “pause” in Johnson & Johnson vaccine to investigate blood clotting issues

WASHINGTON – The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating clots in six women that occurred in the days after vaccination. The clots were…

Fargo company to conduct patient trials for COVID-19 vaccine

FARGO, ND – A Fargo-based medical research company has been chosen to conduct two clinical trials that could lead to a vaccine for COVID-19. Lillestol Research is among several facilities across the nation involved in “Operation Warp Speed”, the federal government’s plan to provide 300 million doses of coronavirus vaccine by January, 2021. Director of Operations Jamie Brown says Lillestol…