The following statement is attributable to:
Susan R. Bailey, M.D.
President, American Medical Association
“The recommendation approved today by the CDC Director for the use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. population is another major step toward vaccinating millions of people across the country. With a second vaccine soon hitting the market, we are on our way to gradually reducing the incidence of death and severe illness from COVID-19. The AMA applauds the FDA and its Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee as well as the CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for continued transparency in the process for both authorization and recommended use of COVID-19 vaccines.
“As additional COVID-19 vaccines are developed and authorized for use in the U.S. over the coming months, the AMA will continue to monitor, and urge transparency during, the development, authorization, and allocation process. Thorough review and transparency are critical to ensuring people in the U.S. are ready and willing to take the vaccine. The AMA will also work to ensure physicians are aware of ACIP recommendations for use of all authorized COVID-19 vaccines, as well as their recommendations for prioritizing allocation of the vaccine.”
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