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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has officially announced that the Pfizer-Bio COVID-19 vaccination is fully approved for individuals over 16 years of age. 

"The FDA's approval of this vaccine is a milestone as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. While this and other vaccines have met the FDA's rigorous, scientific standards for emergency use authorization, as the first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine, the public can be very confident that this vaccine meets the high standards for safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality the FDA requires of an approved product," acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock said.

This article will update when the University of Hawai‘i releases a statement.