U.S. approves use of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for pilots, controllers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Saturday it had approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by pilots and air traffic controllers. The U.S. aviation regulator said pilots and controllers must not fly or conduct safety-related duties for 48 hours after receiving doses

Reuters December 13, 2020 00:11:56 IST
U.S. approves use of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for pilots, controllers

US approves use of PfizerBioNTech vaccine for pilots controllers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Saturday it had approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by pilots and air traffic controllers.

The U.S. aviation regulator said pilots and controllers must not fly or conduct safety-related duties for 48 hours after receiving doses. The FAA said it will "monitor the patient response to Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and may adjust this policy as necessary to ensure aviation safety."

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

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