FDA Approval of Pfizer Vaccine Weakens Many Plaintiff Claims, Greenlights Vax Deadlines, Lawyers Say
"A couple of companies said, 'We're going to require vaccines for our employees and the deadline is six weeks after the FDA grants full approval,'" said Atlanta-based Alston & Bird partner Brett Coburn.
Plaintiff attorneys can expect a steeper legal battle ahead now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approved the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for people 16 and older.
The full approval elevates the vaccine beyond emergency-use status, meaning a tougher road for attorneys arguing wrongful termination or Fourteenth Amendment personal autonomy rights violations, some lawyers say.
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