The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can issue a full permit for the use of vaccines used in the country in the fall, by the beginning of the school year. This was stated by US President Joe Biden, speaking on Wednesday evening at a public meeting in Cincinnati (Ohio). The broadcast was carried out on CNN.
Currently, all vaccines used in the United States have been approved under an accelerated procedure in emergency circumstances.”This [work on issuing a full permit] is underway, I expect that this will happen soon. They did not promise to do this on a certain day, but according to my expectations, after talking with a group of 20 scientists<…>, this will happen, perhaps, at the beginning of the school year, in late August-early September or October,” he said in response to a question from a school teacher.
The head of the White House noted that in normal cases, such a process can take most of a year or even more, but scientists are working to accelerate this procedure. Thus, it will allow children to be vaccinated up to 12 years old, which is not yet allowed by medical authorities in the United States.
Currently, three coronavirus vaccines have been approved in the United States: the American company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, the drug Moderna, as well as a one-component product of the American Johnson & Johnson.