EXCLUSIVE: The Image The World Longed For … Covid Vaccines Roll Off The Production Line In Thousands Of Small Vials
- Pfizer rattles off thousands of doses of its Covid-19 vaccine in Belgium
- The drug is stored when the contents are safe and effective
- The US-based company can make 100 million doses available if allowed
Whizzing off the production line in thousands of tiny bottles – this is the vaccine that could end Covid’s misery flooding the planet.
Drug giant Pfizer has already manufactured “several hundred thousand doses” of the injection at its factory in Puurs, Belgium, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. They are stored, ready to be rolled out globally if clinical trials are successful, and regulators deem it safe and effective.
The US giant hopes to make 100 million doses available this year, 40 million of which are destined for the UK – a figure that will be nothing compared to the 1.3 billion injections the company plans to produce by 2021. Each patient who receives the vaccine will need two doses.
Hundreds of thousands of doses of a possible Covid-19 vaccine have been prepared by a factory in Belgium
Pfizer’s UK boss Ben Osborn said: It was great to see the first bottle coming off the production line. I just got a huge smile on my face when I saw that all this work actually resulted in a product ‘
In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, Pfizer UK boss Ben Osborn said: “It was great to see the first bottle coming off the production line. I just got a huge smile on my face seeing that all this work actually resulted in a product. ‘
Pfizer, which has partnered with Germany’s BioNTech, is currently conducting a trial on 44,000 people and said last week that it plans to file a U.S. emergency permit application for its vaccine in November. That puts Pfizer on pole position in the race to launch a Covid vaccine.
Separately, Osborn said Pfizer’s lab in Sandwich, Kent, has excavated drugs that could provide a possible cure for Covid-19.