CDC ‘Threading A Needle’ On COVID Vaccine Contraindication Guidance After ACIP Vote
Allergic contraindication, use in pregnancy to be addressed in CDC guidance. Advisory committee urges language be modified to clarify that those with severe food and environmental allergies may receive the vaccine. At press briefing after FDA grants emergency use authorization to Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID vaccine for persons in the US 16 years of age and older, CBER's Peter Marks addresses the 'foolhardy' conjecture that one dose is adequate.
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