‘Off-label’ use is common in medicine – a bioethicist and legal philosopher explain why the COVID-19 vaccines are different

Off-label refers to the administration of an FDA-approved product for a different population, use or dosage than what it was approved for. It is a common practice in health care. However, the CDC prohibits off-label use for COVID-19 vaccines based on the provider agreement it has with pharmacies, hospitals and clinics that are administering shots.

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