Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca, which one do we take? Does it matter and what changes now that Pfizer is FDA approved?
The Pfizer vaccine recently became the first Covid-19 vaccine to become FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved, but what does it mean and why does it matter. Before the FDA approves a drug, it weighs out the risks and benefits of the vaccine including symptoms, side effects as well as how effective the vaccine is against the virus to ensure it may safely serves its purpose.
The acting FDA commissioner said about the approval “The public can be very confident that this vaccine meets the high standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality the FDA requires of an approved product.”
Though many have already been taking the above mentioned vaccines, but how, when none were FDA approved.
Companies such as Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer got emergency use authorization due to a public health emergency being the Covid-19 outbreak, in which case the FDA has to make a rush decision whether medical products are safe to be used to treat, diagnose or prevent viruses, diseases and illnesses.
Medical experts are hopeful that now that Pfizer is FDA approved, it will encourage more people to get vaccinated, and since Pfizer is FDA approved, it makes it easier for companies, businesses and various places to mandate the vaccine. Medical Aid companies could also increase charges seeing that unvaccinated people are considered a health risk, kind of like smokers.
To sum up, not getting the shot could cause you to lose your job and increase Medical Aid costs, which really is not worth it if we weigh out the factors, so get vaccinated and lets end this pandemic for good.