SACRAMENTO (KTNV) — The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup today completed its concurrent and thorough review of the federal process and has confirmed the Pfizer Vaccine is safe and efficacious.
The Workgroup provided their confirmation to the Governors of California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington this morning.
Washington, Oregon, and Nevada joined California’s COVID-19 Scientific Safety Review Workgroup in October, which has worked concurrently and independently to review the FDA’s actions related to COVID-19 vaccinations.
They will continue to evaluate other COVID-19 vaccines after they are routed through FDA authorization. The panel is made up of nationally acclaimed scientists with expertise in immunization and public health.
Statement from Governor Sisolak:
"I am so pleased to see the culmination of the hard work from the best and brightest scientific minds across the region to help build confidence in the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
“Our State team is eagerly awaiting our first allocation of the vaccine to arrive so Nevada can begin the process to vaccinate our frontline health care workers - who continue to battle this virus every day on behalf of Nevadans across the State.
“As we continue our efforts in Nevada to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, we can take hope in the fact that a safe and effective vaccine is on the way and that the best minds at the federal, regional, and state-level have all reviewed the process.
With these extra measures, Nevadans can feel confident in this vaccine. I want to thank all those involved in this process for their hard work, including my fellow Governors. We know we are stronger when we work together, and this process is just another example of the proactive and collaborative efforts of all our teams."