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Pfizer: COVID-19 vaccine may be ready by September

Pfizer: COVID-19 vaccine may be ready by September
April 29
11:40 2020

Pfizer, an American biopharmaceutical company, says its COVID-19 vaccine could be ready for emergency use by September.

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The pharmaceutical giant, on Tuesday, said it will begin testing of the experimental vaccine in the US next week.

This is coming a week after Germany approved human trial of a possible COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine, named BNT162, was developed by Biontech, a Mainz-based company.

The company had said the vaccine would be tested in the US after the human trials in Germany.

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The United Kingdom had also announced that there would be clinical trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said there are about 20 different potential COVID-19 vaccines currently in development.

Some of the companies working on a vaccine said they are accelerating the timeline for testing as experts predict that the COVID-19 pandemic may last till 2021.

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According to Worldometer, confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally have risen to 3,150,478, with 218,466 deaths. But 964,161 persons have recovered.

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