Pfizer vaccine gets full FDA approval; governor advises against travel

Posted on Aug 25, 2021 in Capitol Connection, Featured, Main
It’s hoped full FDA approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will lead to more people getting their shots.

It’s hoped full FDA approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will lead to more people getting their shots.

The Food and Drug Administration has granted full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for people 16 and older. The Aug. 23 action provides additional assurance for anyone waiting to get their shots and is expected to clear the way for vaccine requirements by numerous organizations.

Also, with the surge in COVID-19 cases, Governor Ige is advising Hawai‘i residents and visitors to limit travel, at least through the end of October. “I’m asking all residents and visitors alike to restrict travel to essential activities only,” he said, “at least until we can stem the surge.”

Read more in the September Capitol Connection newsletter.

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