In December 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Emergency Use Authorizations for 2 mRNA-based vaccines for prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (EUA issued December 11; 2 doses, 3 weeks apart) and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (EUA issued December 18; 2 doses, 1 month apart). Shortly after each authorization, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices issued interim recommendations for use.1,2
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Corresponding Author: Tom Shimabukuro, MD, MPH, MBA, Immunization Safety Office, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329 (email@example.com).
Published Online: February 12, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.1967
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the CDC. Mention of a product or company name is for identification purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by the CDC.
Additional Contributions: We thank investigators from the CDC COVID-19 Response Team; the FDA Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research; and the Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment Project.
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