Because drugs, including vaccinations, require a period of testing to be approved by the FDA, there are no current vaccinations approved by the FDA for COVID-19.
The current vaccines are authorized for emergency use (EUA) only. In the case of the Moderna COVID-19, the FDA has this info on their site: “…the FDA decision is based on the totality of the scientific evidence available showing that the product may be effective to prevent COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic and that the known and potential benefits of the product outweigh the known and potential risks of the product.”
At this point, all COVID-19 vaccines are experimental drugs. How risky is the vaccine? No one knows.
Here is what we do know–if you experience negative side effects or death from a COVID-19 vaccine:
- You cannot sue Pfizer or Moderna (probably not Johnson & Johnson either, although this CBS article does not specifically mention them).
- You cannot sue the FDA
- You may not be able to get a life insurance claim paid if it causes death
That’s a lot of liability waving for a drug that we are being told is safe.
You can download the Moderna COVID-19 fact sheet below.