Press Release: ODH Issues Statement on Full Approval of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

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COLUMBUS – Today, Ohio Department of Health Director Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, released the following statement regarding the FDA’s approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, now known as Comirnaty, which received full approval for those ages 16 and up today. Those ages 12-15 can continue to safely receive the vaccine under the emergency use authorization.

Dr. Vanderhoff addressed the FDA approval in today’s Ohio Department of Health press conference, available at

ODH News Release - First COVID-19 Vaccine Receives Full Approval