Pfizer wants emergency distribution of its vaccine simultaneously in US, Europe and Latin America

Pfizer wants emergency distribution of its vaccine simultaneously in US, Europe and Latin America
Pfizer wants emergency distribution of its vaccine simultaneously in US, Europe and Latin America
Saturday, November 21st 2020 – 09:48 UTC
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Alejandro Cané, the North America chief of scientific and medical affairs for Pfizer, said that Latin America and elsewhere in the world should have a “similar timeline” to the US

US drugmaker Pfizer Inc is hoping to rapidly roll out its experimental COVID-19 vaccine around Latin America soon after it gets emergency authorization in the United States, a senior executive said, which could be as early as next month.

Alejandro Cané, the North America chief of scientific and medical affairs for Pfizer’s vaccines division, said in Buenos Aires that Latin America and elsewhere in the world should have a “similar timeline” to the United States.

“At the beginning the idea is to have the vaccine authorized in the United States,” Cané said. “We are confident that in the next weeks or month we will have the vaccine not only in use in the U.S. and Europe, but also in Latin American countries.”

Pfizer is applying to U.S. health regulators on Friday for emergency use authorization (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine, the first such application, which marks a major step toward providing protection against the deadly virus.

“The idea is just to collect all the info from that trial and we are waiting now for feedback from the FDA to have a VRBPAC (Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee) meeting and after that a potential authorization for our emergency use authorization,” he said.…

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