FDA could issue emergency use authorization for coronavirus vaccine in a matter of weeks
The US Food and Drug Administration could issue emergency use authorization (EUA) of a coronavirus vaccine in a matter of weeks, once a vaccine meets efficacy requirements, Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, which approves vaccines, said Wednesday.
“We stand ready for using emergency use authorization in an appropriate setting,” Marks said during an online event called the Disease Control and Prevention Summit.
An EUA would green light a coronavirus vaccine for use on an expedited basis.
Marks said the increased attention the agency is giving to coronavirus vaccine trials should speed up the process of granting emergency use authorization to a vaccine that crosses an efficacy boundary in a clinical trial.
“We’d like to hope that when that happens, it will be a matter of weeks before we could actually potentially …continued .
[Original Source: CNN]