Letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and Senior FDA and NIH Officials Opposing Emergency Use Authorization for Any COVID-19 Vaccine

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Public Citizen strongly urged the Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to promptly end the current dangerous consideration being given to issuing Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for COVID-19 vaccines. If the FDA were to issue an EUA and thus allow premature widespread use of COVID-19 vaccines, a significant number of people inevitably would choose not to be vaccinated under such uncertain circumstances, which would significantly impair the country’s response to the ongoing public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

August 27, 2020, FDA response letter.

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