July 15, 2020

Pfizer could have COVID-19 vaccine by October

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor's Note

Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine could happen in October, the July 12 Time reports. The company was granted FDA Fast Track designation for the vaccine.

Pfizer’s vaccine, being developed with its German biotech partner BioNTech, uses a messenger-RNA, genetics-based approach.


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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says they should have enough data by September on the success of the vaccine to submit to the FDA. The company plans to begin manufacturing the vaccine ahead of FDA approval.

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