It is too quickly to say whether or not college districts would possibly require college students to be vaccinated for Covid-19 to return to school rooms this fall, a high White Home official mentioned Tuesday.
Such a call can be made regionally and would possibly require full approval of the vaccines from the Meals and Drug Administration, Andy Slavitt, a senior adviser to the White Home’s Covid response staff, instructed CNN’s Chris Cuomo.
The three vaccines getting used within the US have emergency use authorization, or EUA, from the FDA. Full approval requires a separate utility from the producer.
“My understanding is that it might probably’t be required till it goes from authorization to approval from the FDA,” Slavitt mentioned.
Although the FDA has not licensed Covid-19 vaccinations for anybody older than 16, it’s anticipated to do authorize the Pfizer vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds by subsequent week.