My dad is worried by how fast the vaccines were developed – what should I tell him?Updated: April 26th, 2021
As the World Health Organization says in this video, no one is cutting corners with the COVID-19 vaccines. Every vaccine is subject to the same checks and independent monitoring — so although the COVID-19 vaccines were ready faster, they’re as safe as the other approved vaccines.
Although they were produced quickly, the vaccines are safe and effective. As the CDC confirms, they met FDA’s rigorous scientific standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality needed to support emergency use authorization, and were tested on tens of thousands of participants in clinical trials.