EXCLUSIVE: The image the world has longed to see… Covid vaccines rolling off the manufacturing line in hundreds of tiny bottles
- Pfizer is rattling off hundreds of doses of its Covid-19 vaccine in Belgium
- The drug is being stockpiled if the contents show protected and are efficient
- The US-based firm could make 100 million doses out there if allowed
Whizzing off the manufacturing line in hundreds of tiny bottles – that is the vaccine that might finish the Covid distress engulfing the planet.
Drug big 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 scientific trials are successful, and regulators deem it protected and efficient.
The US big hopes to make 100 million doses out there this yr, of which 40 million are destined for the UK – a determine that can be dwarfed by the 1.3 billion jabs the corporate goals to fabricate in 2021. Each affected person who receives the vaccine will want two doses.
Lots of of hundreds of doses of a doable Covid-19 vaccine have been ready by a plant in Belgium
Pfizer’s UK boss Ben Osborn stated: 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’
In an interview with The Mail on Sunday at the moment, 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, which is working with Germany’s BioNTech, is at present working a trial on 44,000 folks, and final week stated 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 stated Pfizer’s laboratory in Sandwich, Kent, has unearthed medicine that might present a possible treatment for Covid-19.