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Breaking News Update - August 23, 2021 - FDA Fully Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
The FDA officially granted full approval to Pfizer and BioNTech for their COVID-19 vaccine for use in Americans 16 years of age and older. The vaccine continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA) for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals. It will be marketed as Comirnaty. 

Breaking News Update - August 18, 2021 - US Health Officials Recommend Third COVID-19 Vaccine Dose
U.S. health officials are recommending all Americans receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine but with a staggered rollout. Currently, certain immunocompromised people (i.e., people who have undergone solid organ transplantation or have been diagnosed with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise) are eligible for the third dose and can receive it immediately. All other individuals will be eligible starting September 20. APA is providing door and lobby signs to help inform your patients about these changes.

Breaking News Update - May 12, 2021 - FDA, CDC, and ACIP Authorize Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for Use in Adolescents Ages 12-15
FDA, CDC, and ACIP have all authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in adolescents ages 12-15. While the Pfizer vaccine is now authorized for ages 12 and up, the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are currently only authorized for ages 18 and up.

Update - March 30, 2021 - Governor Hutchinson Opens COVID Vaccination to All Arkansans Ages 16+
On Tuesday, March 30, Governor Asa Hutchinson moved Arkansas into Phase 2, making any Arkansan ages 16 and over eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Note: The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only COVID-19 vaccine approved for ages 16 and over. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson is approved for ages 18 and over.



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