The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given full approval to Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine.
On Monday a Pentagon spokesman said: “Now that the Pfizer vaccine has been approved, the Department [of Defense] is prepared to issue updated guidance requiring all service members to be vaccinated.”
Delivering remarks in Washington, US President Joe Biden said: “If you’re one of the millions of Americans who’ve said that 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 is time for you to go get your vaccination. And get it today.”