InvestorQ : What is the likely impact, now that the US government has endorsed the Pfizer Vaccine?
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What is the likely impact, now that the US government has endorsed the Pfizer Vaccine?

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ishika Banerjee answered.
3 months ago
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Let me clarify that it is the US government advisory panel that has endorsed the widespread use of Pfizer’s Coronavirus vaccine. The final approval has to come from the USFDA, which is the last step before the vaccine can be administered to the public. The Pfizer-BionTech vaccine was voted by the advisory panel in the ratio of 17 in favour and 4 against.

Britain has already became the first country to begin dispensing the Pfizer-BionTech shots and the US would not be too far behind considering that over 3 lakh Americans have died of this affliction. To begin, Pfizer will have 25 million doses of the two-shot vaccine for the U.S. by end of December 2020. Initial supplies will be largely reserved for healthcare workers.

Currently, the USFDA is evaluating 4 vaccines at the final stages. Next, FDA will review a second vaccine, from Moderna. A third candidate from Johnson & Johnson may require just one dose and that is also in the pipeline. The fourth in the list is the vaccine candidate jointly developed by AstraZeneca and the Oxford University. Final call will be taken after that.

Healthcare experts estimate that at least 70% of the US population will have to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity.

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