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Blumenthal Statement on FDA's Full Approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

[HARTFORD, CT] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine:

“This safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine has already saved countless lives and will now save even more. Full FDA approval after lengthy, detailed medical review should assure everyone of the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine. I am tremendously proud of Pfizer’s scientists, researchers, and workforce—including many right here in Connecticut—who made this extraordinary scientific accomplishment possible. With one of the highest vaccination rates in the country, Connecticut is a standout example of how we can protect not only ourselves, but also our families, neighbors, and communities when we get vaccinated. Get vaccinated—today—to help save more lives.”