Pentagon Ready to Recommend Pfizer Vaccine for Personnel U.S. Department of Defense Press Secretary John Kirby (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Monday, 23 August 2021 11:24 AM
The Pentagon is prepared to issue updated guidance to require all U.S. service personnel to be vaccinated after Monday's approval of the Pfizer Inc /BioNTech SE COVID-19 vaccine by the Food and Drug Administration, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said.
Kirby told a briefing the completion date for vaccine guidance was still being worked on.
The FDA granted full approval on Monday to the vaccine, which had earned emergency-use authorization in December, making it the first to secure such validation as U.S. health authorities struggle to win over vaccine skeptics.