FAA clears pilots to receive Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

The Federal Aviation Administration on Saturday determined that commercial pilots and air traffic controllers subject to FAA medical clearance may receive Pfizer’s newly approved COVID-19 vaccine.

The Food and Drug Administration Friday night authorized the vaccine’s public use on an emergency basis after an extensive review of its safety and ability to protect against the virus, which has claimed nearly 300,000 lives in the U.S.

The Air Line Pilots Association earlier this week urged the FAA to quickly approve the vaccine for pilots so they don’t violate medical certifications by taking the drug.

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Source: Freight Waves