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How FDA approval affected vaccine uptake

Apr 07, 2022

After the Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine in August, public health experts were hopeful vaccine uptake would skyrocket. But a study published Wednesday in JAMA Network Open with Population Health Sciences PhD student, Elise Vandersteen Bailey, and faculty member, Dr. Fernando Wilson, found the shift from emergency use authorization of the vaccine to full approval did not sway unvaccinated Americans. 

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Elise Vandersteen Bailey

PHS PhD Student

Fernando Wilson, PhD 


HSIR Division