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COVID Vaccine Not Yet Allowed for Pilots

While the Food and Drug Administration might approve a COVID-19 vaccination later this week, the Federal Aviation Administration has not decided whether pilots will be allowed to get the vaccine and keep their medicals.  The FAA said that it is waiting for the outcome of this week’s FDA committee meeting on the emergency approval request from Pfizer.

In a statement, the FAA said, “While the agency has made no final decisions, we are prepared to evaluate the use of each vaccine by medical certificate holders as soon as an emergency-use authorization is issued.”