The full approval of Pfizer’s vaccine was thought to come with even more population getting vaccinated. But this does not seem to be the case now.
After FDA had granted the full approval for the vaccine back in August, the vaccination rates did increase, but not as much as expected.
A recent poll has found that the full approval matters to some unvaccinated Americans, but it might not be the only reason why they would start getting the vaccine. A better reason might be the fear of dying from the virus, or – even a better one – the fear that they may be missing out on plenty of adventures, from traveling to concerts and sports events.
As of now, 75.8% of eligible Americans have received one of the doses of the vaccine.
After the shot was FDA approved, Biden stated: “If you are one of the millions of Americans who said they will not get the shot until it has full and final approval of the FDA, it has now happened. The moment you’ve been waiting for is here. It’s time for you to go get your vaccination, and get it today – today.”
According to research, half the people who were waiting to see how the situation goes stated that they will be more likely to get vaccinated if the FDA approved the COVID-19 vaccine.
Drew Altman, Kaiser’s president, and CEO stated: Many unvaccinated people worry that the vaccines are experimental, and fears about the safety of the vaccine are a major reason some groups are hesitant to vaccinated. Lack of FDA approval has allowed the idea that the vaccines are unsafe or ineffective to fester.” And it did, the full approval of the vaccine changed some minds. But apparently, it was not enough.