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FDA OKs doctor-prescribed Pfizer jab as booster shot as soon as given full approval in PH


FILE PHOTO: Syringe and vial are seen in entrance of displayed new Pfizer brand on this illustration taken, June 24, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

MANILA, Philippines — Docs can prescribe Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine as a booster shot if it will get full approval within the nation, the chief of the Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) stated Tuesday.

In a textual content message to INQUIRER.internet, FDA Director-Normal Eric Domingo answered within the affirmative when requested if docs can prescribe Pfizer’s vaccine as a booster shot as soon as it’s commercially out there, even when the Division of Well being (DOH) has but to suggest administering booster doses.

“The physician can prescribe and use it (Pfizer vaccine) as they see match,” he added.

Domingo earlier stated the Philippine FDA is anticipating that Pfizer would quickly submit an software looking for full approval of its COVID-19 vaccine. He defined that after the FDA approves Pfizer’s software, the corporate will be capable of market its merchandise domestically.

Domingo’s assertion comes after the United States’ FDA granted full approval to the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer to be used in folks over the age of 16. The vaccine has been licensed just for emergency use within the US since December and within the Philippines since January.

The DOH earlier stated native consultants usually are not but recommending the administration of booster doses resulting from inadequate information on its efficacy and restricted vaccine provide.

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