Report: Pfizer to ship fewer vaccine vials to US

Saturday, 23. January 2021 02:13

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE are planning to ship fewer vials of their COVID-19 vaccine to the United States to account for the extra doses found in the containers, the New York Times reported.

The surprise sixth dose, which was discovered in December in vials supposed to contain five doses, will be counted towards Pfizer's 200 million commitment to the US, the news organization said.

The Food and Drug Administration changed the factsheet on January 6 to reflect the change after lobbying from Pfizer. Despite this, some pharmacists have complained that extracting the extra doses is unreliable and requires a specialized syringe, NYT writes.

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