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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has fully licensed the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, also known as Comirnaty. This is a permanent approval that goes beyond emergency use status. Full FDA licensing shows that the vaccine continues to meet high safety and effectiveness standards. Read more about this update from the FDA.

Lisa Hollier, MDReviewed by: Lisa Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Last updated: October 20, 2021 at 10:40 a.m. ET


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Experts are learning more every day about the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is following the situation closely. This page will be updated as ACOG learns new information for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Please note that while this is a page for patients, this page is not meant to give specific medical advice and is for informational reference only. Medical advice should be provided by your doctor or other health care professional.

Ob-gyns: Please refer to acog.org/covid19 for ACOG’s latest updates on COVID-19. 

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Lisa M. Hollier, MD, MPH, FACOG, is a past president of ACOG. She is an obstetrician–gynecologist, maternal–fetal medicine specialist, and a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Texas Children’s Health Plan.


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