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Fauci hopeful COVID-19 vaccines will get full FDA approval soon

Virus Outbreak Congress
Posted at 9:55 AM, Aug 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-09 12:55:03-04

Dr. Anthony Fauci says he is hopeful COVID-19 vaccines will receive full approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) soon.

And once that happens, Dr. Fauci believes more vaccine mandates will be implemented in the private sector. 

"I hope, I don't predict, I hope that it will be within the next few weeks. I hope that it's within the month of August. If that's the case, you're going to see the empowerment, of local enterprises giving mandates — that could be colleges, universities, places of business, a whole variety — and I strongly support that," said Dr. Fauci.

In the past several weeks, we have seen a wave of businesses and schools mandating vaccines. 

The FDA has only granted emergency use of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. But it is expected to give the Pfizer shot full approval soon.

This story was originally published by Robin Dich and Alex Livingston at Newsy.