If you were hesitant about getting the COVID-19 vaccine because it was set with an emergency approval from the FDA, then you have no excuse now. On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty, according to FDA's news site. Of course this is for prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA) and this includes persons 12 through 15 years of age. COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson have all previously been granted emergency use authorization after meeting the FDA's safety and efficacy requirements. So in knowing the approval is there, are you trying to get the vaccine shot? Don't forget, a booster shot for those with weakened immune systems will be available and for others, it will be available in September. It's recommended to get the booster shot 8 months after your second shot.