02/27/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/27/2021 18:52
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), the most senior doctor in Congress, released the following statement after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Johnson and Johnson's single dose COVID-19 vaccine. This EUA marks the third COVID-19 vaccine to be available for distribution in the United States.
'This is truly a remarkable achievement to see. To have three safe and effective vaccines not even a year from learning the virus sequencing is an outstanding accomplishment. This is a true testament to the dedication of American scientists and a shining example of American resourcefulness. Earlier this week, an FDA panel released that the Johnson and Johnson's single dose vaccine is effective for this Coronavirus and other severe forms. This third vaccine is a signal that we are nearing the end of this pandemic, but we cannot stop taking the proper precautions. Please continue to wash your hands thoroughly, wear a mask if you are unable to properly social distance, and stay home if you are sick. At the start of this pandemic, America declared that we are in this together and together we will reach the end,' said Burgess.