Pfizer begins manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines ahead of expected approval – The Times of Israel

Pfizer stated recently it anticipates to declare emergency use permission for its COVID-19 vaccine in late November, around 2 weeks after the November 3 US presidential election.

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has actually started producing numerous countless dosages of its COVID-19 vaccine ahead of its expected approval next month.
The UKs Daily Mail on Sunday published video showing a manufacturing plant in Puurs, Belgium with countless dosages of the vaccine coming off the assembly line.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which authorizes pharmaceuticals for circulation in the United States– asked vaccine developers last week to spend 2 months keeping an eye on for major negative effects after the 2nd dosage is offered to trial participants.
The FDA will need the vaccine to show safe and effective, while Pfizer will have to show it is capable of producing big scale production.
Pfizer and Modern, both funded by the US government, released Phase 3 of their medical trials at the end of July, and both have started production of doses
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A Pfizer assembly line for the COVID-19 vaccine (Screencapture/YouTube).

The company said it hopes to continue with the vaccine after security data is available in the 3rd week of November.

The company has said it wants to make 100 million dosages available this year and a massive 1,3 billion available in 2021. Each recipient will need two doses.
” It was fantastic to see the very first vial coming off the production line,” Pfizer UK head Ben Osborn told the Daily Mail. “It simply brought a tremendous smile to my face to see all of this work actually result in a product.”
In July the United States announced it will pay Pfizer almost $2 billion for a December delivery of 100 million dosages of a COVID-19 vaccine the pharmaceutical company is developing. The United States could buy another 500 million dosages under the agreement.
The contract belongs to United States President Donald Trumps Operation Warp Speed vaccine program, under which numerous COVID-19 vaccines are being developed simultaneously. The program intends to provide 300 million doses of a reliable and safe COVID-19 vaccine by January 2021.
Under the effort, the government will speed development and purchase vaccines– prior to they are deemed safe and reliable– so that the medication can be in hand and quickly dispersed once the FDA approves or authorizes its emergency situation use after medical trials.
The Pfizer statement last week indicates the United States might have two vaccines ready by the end of the year, with Massachusetts biotech company Moderna intending for November 25 to look for permission.

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