3 states join California’s independent COVID-19 vaccine review panel

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Katie Adams –
Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

California welcomed Washington, Oregon and Nevada to its independent council that will review the safety and efficacy of any COVID-19 vaccine approved by the FDA, the states announced Oct. 27.

The 4 states– in addition to Colorado– have actually teamed up on a COVID-19 action in the past, with their April development of the Western States Pact, a shared prepare for slowing the spread of COVID-19 and reopening their economies.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom revealed the COVID-19 Scientific Safety Review Workgroup Oct. 19. The addition of 3 new states suggests each of their guvs will gather public health professionals to sign up with the panel. They will validate any FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines safety before it is distributed to the public in California, Washington, Oregon and Nevada.