Anthony Fauci, a famous communicable disease expert in the United States, said on Friday that he expects that by the middle of next month, US regulators will have given full authorization to the use of Covid-19 vaccinations, which are already approved on an emergency basis.
According to Fauci, formal clearance by the US Food and Drug Administration would allow physicians to provide a third dosage of the Covid-19 vaccine to those with compromised immune systems on an off-label basis.
Pfizer Inc, BioNTech SE, and Moderna Inc have made a request to the FDA for complete authorization of their two-dose vaccinations. Johnson & Johnson Inc has not yet issued a full application for full approval of its Covid-19 one-dose injection.
Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the White House’s chief medical adviser, further said full FDA approval might also motivate more Americans to get the Covid-19 vaccine by alleviating their concerns about the vaccine’s safety and loosening local officials’ worries about enforcing vaccine mandates.
According to Fauzi, he said