Moderna to charge $25-$37 for COVID-19 vaccine: CEO

Henrietta Strickland
November 22, 2020

The US company, which has worked in conjunction with BioNtech, will submit its Emergency Use Authorisation request to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) later today.

At Starr County Memorial Hospital, officials there are preparing to acquire the freezers needed to properly store the vaccine that was manufactured by the drug company Pfizer.

Competition has intensified among pharmaceutical companies racing to develop a Covid-19 shot, with two vaccines - one by U.S. company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, and another by United States firm Moderna - publishing large-scale trial data this month that showed their jabs were around 95 percent effective against Covid-19. The data from an emergency program is inefficient and unable to determine a vaccine's effectiveness. "Otherwise, we would definitely not be here", he said.

How do Pfizer and Moderna vaccines work? "The Pfizer vaccine requires a lot, lot colder refrigeration".

China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) said on Thursday that it has inoculated nearly a million people with its vaccine in the country. "But we are not going to confirm these plans until we have much more certainty around them", Trudeau said.

Older adults have an increased risk of COVID-19, so it's crucial that vaccines against the disease are effective in this age group.

CoronaVac is one of three experimental Covid-19 vaccines that China has been using to inoculate hundreds of thousands of people under an emergency-use programme.

The Chinese company has not yet provided any clear clinical evidence of efficacy. "A total of 40,000 people will participate in this trial in 7 countries, of which 8 to 10, 000 will be Pakistani", he said.

"We are optimistic that we'll be able to do that before Christmas, and obviously we'll share that with you as soon as we can at that point". "The other thing that we found, which I think is extremely important is that the vaccine is extremely well tolerated in those who are over 55", Pollard said. "Most of us are sitting here because we were vaccinated".

The FDA has scheduled a meeting of its Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, a group of outside experts, for December 8, 9 and 10, a source familiar with the process told CNN this week.

On which populations those guideline will prioritize, Rao said one could make predictions on that but those would just be assumptions. The result is very good, "Liu said".

For distribution on that larger scale, for the general public, DSHS is still trying to enroll providers, according to Cuevas.

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