WHO and US FDA Approved COVID-19 Vaccinations
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What vaccinations are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO)?
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This is the current list of WHO approved COVID vaccines, plus the foreign market/trade names (if any):

  • Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines (e.g., Comirnaty, Tozinameran) 
  • Moderna COVID-10 vaccine
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine 
  • AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccines (e.g., Covishield, Vaxzevria) 
  • Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine

The FDA has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the use of the:

  • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine 

On August 23, 2021, the FDA approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, also known as Comirnaty, for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older.

More information is available on our COVID Response page.

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