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September 23, 2020

AGA urges FDA to ensure COVID-19 vaccine meets existing high standards of safety and efficacy

AGA joins 90 organizations representing physicians and other health providers in calling FDA to meet all regulatory standards when reviewing COVID-19 vaccine candidates.
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In a letter to FDA, AGA along with the Council of Medical Specialty Societies ask that the COVID-19 vaccine approval process be fully transparent and not circumvent regulatory standards. Specifically:

AGA, along with the council, is concerned that approving a vaccine that has not been shown through clinical trials to be safe and effective could cause more harm by significantly undermining COVID-19 vaccination efforts and seriously eroding public confidence in all vaccines.

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