I heard several COVID-19 vaccines were approved for Emergency Use Authorization. What does that mean?

In certain emergency situations, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may issue an Emergency Use Authorization to provide more timely access to critical medicines when there are no other options available. An Emergency Use Authorization permits the FDA to allow medical products that have met certain criteria, to treat, diagnose, or prevent serious or life-threatening diseases to be used. Watch this short video from the FDA about Emergency Use Authorization.

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