Western States Join COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Workgroup

On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom and California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly announced that Washington, Oregon, and Nevada have joined California’s COVID-19 Safety Review Workgroup which will be tasked with independently reviewing the safety and efficacy of any vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for distribution. Recall, last week, Governor Newsom named California public health and medical experts to the workgroup.

The governors of Washington, Oregon, and Nevada will identify their own public health experts to join California’s workgroup to review any COVID-19 vaccines prior to distribution to any of the states’ residents. A full announcement from the Newsom Administration is available here.