Pfizer CEO Albert Burla announced today (Friday) that the company will file an emergency clearance request from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A green light, as soon as it is received – we are ready to start spreading the vaccine within hours. “
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“We hope for a change of government in parts of the U.S. so that we can move forward properly,” Burla continued, “We plan to monitor at least two-year-old vaccinators to understand how long the vaccine lasts. It is possible to inject booster injections that will raise the level of antibodies (one more injection each time). “Burla once again confirmed that there is a signed agreement with Israel and other countries to supply vaccines if they are approved. .
After Pfizer passed intermediate results from the experiment that showed that Its vaccine effectiveness stands at 90%, the drug giant announced yesterday that the third phase of the trial has been completed, and the updated results show that the vaccine is 95% effective.
The company added in the official announcement they published about the completion of the trial that 95% of the efficacy percentages are correct starting from 28 days from the day the participant received the first dose of the vaccine out of two. The second dose was given 7 days after the first dose. The results of the experiment also showed that the efficiency index was consistent regardless of race, gender, age and demographics. The effectiveness of the vaccine in adults aged 65 and over, for example, is 94%.
According to the company, there is no safety concern about the vaccine, and they have met the threshold set by the FDA and EUA. An overwhelming majority of the more than 43,000 participants in the experiment did not experience significant side effects. 3.7% of them experienced fatigue, and only 2% suffered from headaches.
Pfizer added that by the end of 2020 they will be able to produce 50 million doses of vaccine, and by the end of 2021 they will reach 1.3 billion doses. The vaccines are expected to be manufactured and distributed at the company’s production centers in the US, Belgium and Germany.
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