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Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine receives western states workgroup endorsement

The Workgroup provided their confirmation to the Governors of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington on Sunday morning.

Posted: Dec 13, 2020 11:12 AM
Updated: Dec 14, 2020 10:29 AM

SACRAMENTO – The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup completed its review of the federal process and has confirmed the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is safe and efficacious. The Workgroup provided their confirmation to the Governors of California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington Sunday 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.

California Governor Newsom reported on Sunday morning that the Workgroup recommended the Pfizer vaccine as safe for public use.

"With shipments of the vaccine soon on their way to California, we are working hand-in-hand with local public health officials to get the vaccine out to the first phase of recipients," the Governor said.

"Their work will continue as data becomes available on other potential vaccines," he added.

On another note, the Governor made a plea to citizens to continue doing their part by following local and state guidance, wearing a mask, and staying home.

"Together we will get through this and move forward to a healthy, safer, resilient California for all," said Newsom.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3573549

Reported Deaths: 52491
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Los Angeles119295421467
Riverside2897733792
San Bernardino2867552940
Orange2614083921
San Diego2606253303
Santa Clara1107551781
Kern103422877
Fresno955481443
Sacramento935281484
Alameda807771242
Ventura77749852
San Joaquin668291126
Contra Costa62720681
Stanislaus56235949
Tulare48013761
Monterey42261328
San Mateo39059515
San Francisco34291422
Santa Barbara32050413
Solano30115164
Merced29147401
Sonoma28193298
Imperial26909635
Kings22082220
Placer19861232
San Luis Obispo19696235
Madera15496214
Santa Cruz14671183
Marin13231197
Yolo12851185
Shasta11017174
Butte10970163
El Dorado9160100
Napa905369
Sutter888097
Yuba577337
San Benito577261
Lassen562419
Tehama508652
Nevada397274
Tuolumne396059
Mendocino381643
Amador346641
Humboldt321033
Lake316441
Glenn223023
Colusa213613
Calaveras191049
Siskiyou176014
Inyo131337
Mono12144
Del Norte10035
Plumas6536
Modoc4564
Mariposa3957
Trinity3705
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