Pfizer-BioNTech Covid Vaccine Wins Landmark U.S. Approval
The Covid-19 vaccine made by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE was granted a full approval by U.S. regulators, a milestone expected to help bolster the immunization drive amid a surge in infections fueled by the delta variant.
The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement on Monday that it had cleared the shot for the prevention of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in people 16 and older. It will be marketed under the name Comirnaty.
The approval is the first for a Covid vaccine, and it arrives at a crucial time in the...