FDA chief seeks to reassure Americans about COVID vaccine, says he will take it
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn sought to reassure the public on Saturday about the thoroughness of the agency’s review of Pfizer’svaccine, and that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh any risks, after the agency it for emergency use on Friday evening.
“Efficiency does not mean any cutting of corners,” Hahn said at a press conference.
“I will absolutely take this COVID-19 vaccine, pending availability and distribution, because I have complete trust and confidence in the FDA’s career staff’s evaluation,” he said.
The FDA has made the review process of Pfizer’s vaccine “as transparent as possible,” he said, to ensure all American’s can have confidence in the carefulness of the agency’s review.
Distribution, however, will take time, so people should continue to follow guidelines for remaining safe, Hahn …continued .
[Source: CBS News]