For Immediate Release
December 10, 2020
MSSNY Statement on FDA Approval of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
Statement attributable to:
Bonnie Litvack, MD
President, Medical Society of the State of New York
“Today, the world took an important step forward in changing the face of the COVID-19 pandemic with the approval of the Pfizer vaccine by the Food and Drug Administration. This vaccine, along with the others that are in the pipeline, will save countless lives in the United States. The Medical Society of the State of New York welcomes and appreciates the FDA emergency use authorization for this vaccine and the science that has made this vaccine a reality. MSSNY and its physicians are committed to ensuring that all New Yorkers are immunized against this deadly virus. Throughout the years, vaccines have saved lives and we are confident that the COVID-19 vaccines will help us end this pandemic.”
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