Whizzing off the manufacturing line in hundreds of tiny bottles – new footage reveals the vaccine that might finish the Covid distress engulfing the planet.
Drug large Pfizer has already manufactured ‘a number of hundred thousand doses’ of the jab at its plant in Puurs, Belgium, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
They’re being stockpiled able to be rolled out worldwide if medical trials are a hit, and regulators deem it secure and efficient.
Tons of of hundreds of doses of a potential Covid-19 vaccine have been ready by a plant in Belgium
The US large hopes to make 100 million doses accessible this yr, of which 40 million are destined for the UK – a determine that might be dwarfed by the 1.three billion jabs the corporate goals to fabricate in 2021.
Each affected person who receives the vaccine will want two doses.
In an interview with The Mail on Sunday as we speak, Pfizer UK boss Ben Osborn says: ‘It was nice to see the primary vial coming off the manufacturing line.
It simply introduced an amazing smile to my face to see all of this work truly end in a product.’
Pfizer’s UK boss Ben Osborn mentioned: It was nice to see the primary vial coming off the manufacturing line. It simply introduced an amazing smile to my face to see all of this work truly end in a product’
Pfizer, which is working with Germany’s BioNTech, is at the moment operating a trial on 44,000 individuals, and final week mentioned it plans to use for emergency US approval of its vaccine in November.
That places Pfizer in pole place within the race to launch a Covid vaccine.
Individually, Osborn mentioned Pfizer’s laboratory in Sandwich, Kent, has unearthed medicine that might present a possible treatment for Covid-19.