Covid vaccine: Pfizer to apply for authorisation in US

Covid vaccine: Pfizer to apply for authorisation in US
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Pfizer and its partner BioNTech have said they will apply for emergency authorisation in the US for their Covid-19 vaccine on Friday.

It will be the job of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to decide if the vaccine is safe to roll out.

It is not clear how long the FDA will take to study the data. However, the US government expects to approve the vaccine in the first half of December.

Data from an advanced trial showed the vaccine protects 94% of adults over 65.

The trial involved 41,000 people worldwide. Half were given the vaccine, and half a placebo.

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Covid vaccine: Pfizer to apply for authorisation in US

Covid vaccine: Pfizer to apply for authorisation in US
image copyrightGetty Images

Pfizer and its partner BioNTech have said they will apply for emergency authorisation in the US for their Covid-19 vaccine on Friday.

It will be the job of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to decide if the vaccine is safe to roll out.

It is not clear how long the FDA will take to study the data. However, the US government expects to approve the vaccine in the first half of December.

Data from an advanced trial showed the vaccine protects 94% of adults over 65.

The trial involved 41,000 people worldwide. Half were given the vaccine, and half a placebo.

About The Author

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