Governor Inslee of Washington promised to create a panel of experts to review the safety of vaccines back in October 2020:
Washington will be joining other western states to take steps to review the safety and efficacy of coroanvirus vaccines when they are approved by the FDA, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday.
As part of the pact with western states, a panel of experts will be reviewing the vaccines to make sure they work and to ensure people feel comfortable getting the vaccine.
Likewise a group of African American doctors was formed in September 2020 to vet COVID vaccines:
As trust in federal health agencies has withered over the last few months, a group of Black physicians has been working on an antidote: creating their own expert task force to independently vet regulators’ decisions about Covid-19 drugs and vaccines as well as government recommendations for curbing the pandemic.
But I didn't hear anything about these panels in the end, with Democratic leaders happily urging their constituents to go get vaccinated as soon as the Pfizer shot got the Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA. Or perhaps these vaccine panels did come into existence but found the vaccines to be safe?