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US approves use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for pilots, 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

twitter-logoReuters | December 12, 2020 | Updated 23:10 IST
US approves use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for pilots, air traffic controllers

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."

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