On August 30th, 2021, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech’s licensed vaccine for people 16 years or older. This recommendation follows the FDA’s decision to fully approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.

“We now have a fully approved COVID-19 vaccine and ACIP has added its recommendation. If you have been waiting for this approval before getting the vaccine, now is the time to get vaccinated and join the more than 173 million Americans who are already fully vaccinated.” Said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky.

The ACIP recommendation comes 9 months after an exhaustive review of the scientific evidence demonstrating safety and effectiveness and support continued use of the vaccine. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0830-pfizer-vote.html