• D. Brit

Pfizer Seeks Emergency Use Approval of Covid-19 Vaccine


What Happened:

  • On Friday, Pfizer asked the FDA to allow emergency use of its' Covid-19 vaccine. If approved, this could potentially result in the first vaccines being available as early as December.

  • The request comes a few days after Pfizer and BioNTech's final analysis showed their Covid-19 vaccine to be 95% effective with no serious safety concerns.

  • In a joint statement, Pfizer and BioNTech said, "Efficacy was consistent across age, race and ethnicity demographics. The observed efficacy in adults over 65 years of age was over 94%.”

  • Said Pfizer CEO, Albert Bourla, in a statement, "Our work to deliver a safe and effective vaccine has never been more urgent."


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