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Officials hope vaccine hesitancy fades following Pfizer vaccine's FDA approval

[WCCO-TV News, August 23, 2021] Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has now been fully approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration. More than 200 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine have already been given in the United States. Emergency use was granted back in December.

Vaccine hesitancy is all over, and even sports teams are having a difficult time convincing players to get vaccinated. On Monday, the Minnesota Vikings brought in infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm to try and dispel myths about the vaccine.

While a handful of players still hold out, Dr. Venkat Iyer with Allina Health says his health care system saw an increase in the number of people reaching out to get the shot.

“The FDA full approval is going to be the tipping point for sure,” Iyer said. He believes FDA approval helps change the minds of many who were unwilling to get vaccinated before. Iyer also believes FDA approval will pave the way for vaccine mandates.

Posted on August 23, 2021 in coronavirusVaccine

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