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FDA approves first covid-19 vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine – becoming the first in the U.S.

Posted: Aug 23, 2021 4:00 PM
Updated: Aug 24, 2021 9:32 AM

LAFAYETTE, LA (KADN)- The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer's covid 19 vaccine which makes it the nation's first covid-19 vaccine to move beyond emergency use authorization. UL-Lafayette student, Ashantianna Sanders says "So maybe now that it's FDA approved more people will go get it".

That was the reaction from many students when they heard the news of the Pfizer vaccine getting FDA approval.

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So now that's it's FDA approved will this make more people get it? UL Lafayette student Elvin king says yes, "I feel like more people may take it now because I know a lot of people, we're waiting on it to get approved and they didn't believe it until the FDA approved it so I feel like it will increase the number of people getting it"

The FDA's action may also lead to more vaccine mandates covering students, employees, and customers. Ashantianna Sanders says she thinks this will reassure college students that the vaccine is indeed safe for your body. She says, "I know a lot of people don't get it because they're like oh it's still an experiment it's not safe you don't know what it's going to do to your body so now that its approved maybe they'll get it because they believe it's safer, they feel more confident about what they're putting into their bodies".

One lafayette resident says despite the misinformation being spread via social media she feels once all of the covid-19 vaccines get FDA approval more people will be ready to roll up their sleeves.

Vallery Savoie says "A lot of people have like different opinions about the vaccination some people feel like it hasn't been tested for long enough so I feel like if it does get FDA approved yes a lot of people will feel more comfortable in taking the vaccination".

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