US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German BioNTech submitted a request to the US food and drug administration (FDA) on Friday to obtain permission for the COVID-19 vaccine’s emergency use, CNBC reported.
The process of processing the request with the FDA is expected to take several weeks. According to the TV channel, the Advisory Committee’s meeting for testing the vaccine is tentatively scheduled for early December. “Some Americans may get their first dose of the vaccine in about a month,” CNBC points out.
Earlier on Friday, Biotech and Pfizer said they had already submitted a preliminary application for the review process to regulators worldwide, including Australia, Canada, European countries, Japan, and the UK. Further requests to other regulators are planned to be submitted soon.
The final analysis of data from clinical trials of the CAVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech showed its effectiveness at 95%.