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Posted on: August 24, 2021

FDA Gives Full Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for eligible people ages 16 and up

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY- On August 23, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for eligible people aged 16 and up. While it’s the first COVID-19 vaccine to receive this designation, all available COVID-19 vaccines have been proven safe, effective, and authorized for emergency use. The state and county remain focused on vaccinating as many eligible Coloradans as possible.

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, from January 1 through August 16, 98% of COVID-19 cases reported in Colorado have been among the unvaccinated, which is why Summit County Public Health along with CDPHE strongly encourage all Coloradans ages 12 and up to get vaccinated without delay. Data is being submitted for full approval for individuals 12 through 15 years of age in the coming weeks. The 12 through 15-year-old age group is still approved under the emergency authorization.

 “We want all of our community to be as comfortable as possible in getting vaccinated against COVID-19,” said Amy Wineland, Summit County Public Health Director. “Prior to the full FDA approval, we realize that many were on the fence in choosing a vaccine, those community members now have a fully approved choice with the Pfizer vaccine.”

“Vaccines are also the best tool we have to combat the spread of the virus and with the FDA full approval of the Pfizer Vaccine, every eligible person 12 and older should have the added confidence to get the vaccine as soon as possible,” added Wineland.

It has now been nine months since the vaccine was made available and 88% of Summit County residents have at least one dose, 79.5% are fully immunized.  In Colorado, more than 3.5 million Coloradans have received at least one dose of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. 3.2 million are fully immunized. 

Additional Information on upcoming vaccination clinics is available on the Summit County Scheduling COVID-19 Vaccinations webpage.

 

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La FDA otorga Aprobación Completa a la Vacuna Contra el COVID-19


La Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA, por sus siglas en inglés) otorgó la aprobación completa a la vacuna contra el COVID-19 de Pfizer-BioNTech para personas elegibles de 16 años en adelante

Contacto: Adam Kisiel, Coordinador de Asuntos Públicos, Gobierno del Condado de Summit

SUMMIT COUNTY- El 23 de agosto del 2021, la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA) otorgó la aprobación completa a la vacuna COVID-19 de Pfizer-BioNTech para personas elegibles de 16 años en adelante. Si bien es la primera vacuna COVID-19 en recibir esta designación, todas las vacunas contra el COVID-19 disponibles han demostrado ser seguras, efectivas y autorizadas para uso de emergencia. El estado y el Condado siguen enfocados en vacunar a la mayor cantidad posible de residentes de Colorado que sean elegibles.

Según el Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado, desde el 1ro de enero hasta el 16 de agosto, el 98% de los casos de COVID-19 reportados en Colorado han estado entre los no vacunados, y es por eso que Salud Pública del Condado de Summit junto con el CDPHE alientan a todos los habitantes de Colorado de 12 años de edad y mayores a que no se esperen a vacunarse. Los datos se están enviando para su aprobación total para personas de 12 a 15 años de edad en las próximas semanas. El grupo de edad de 12 a 15 años todavía está aprobado bajo la autorización de emergencia.

 “Queremos que toda nuestra comunidad se sienta lo más cómoda posible al vacunarse contra el COVID-19”, dijo Amy Wineland, Directora de Salud Pública del Condado de Summit. "Antes de la aprobación total de la FDA, nos damos cuenta de que muchos estaban indecisos al elegir una vacuna, esos miembros de la comunidad ahora tienen una opción totalmente aprobada con la vacuna de Pfizer".

"Las vacunas son también la mejor herramienta que tenemos para combatir la propagación del virus y con la aprobación completa de la FDA de la vacuna Pfizer, cada persona elegible de 12 años o más debe tener la confianza adicional para recibir la vacuna lo antes posible", agregó Wineland. .

Han pasado nueve meses desde que la vacuna se hizo disponible y el 88% de los residentes del condado de Summit tienen al menos una dosis, el 79.5% están completamente inmunizados. En Colorado, más de 3.5 millones de habitantes de Colorado han recibido al menos una dosis de una vacuna contra el COVID-19 segura y eficaz. 3.2 millones están completamente inmunizados.

Información adicional sobre las próximas clínicas de vacunación está disponible en la página web de programación de vacunaciones contra el COVID-19 del Condado de Summit.

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