Pfizer may launch vaccine against multiple variants later this year
Pfizer said that in the fall of this year, Pfizer may launch a type of vaccine against COVID-19 not only has the ability to prevent Omicron variant but many other variations are circulating.
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said that Pfizer is working on a vaccine that provides protection for up to one year, meaning that it can be repeated every year like the flu shot. . Mr. Bourla said that this is the optimal solution to protect public health.
The vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech is one of the most effective vaccines against COVID-19 available today. However, like other vaccines, the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the Omicron variant diminishes over time, although it still prevents the risk of severe complications, hospitalization and death.
WHO has only approved the use of 8 types of COVID-19 vaccines. (Photo: AP)
At the press conference, the head of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) Thomas Cueni said that the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 will not completely disappear and the world must learn How to live with it The IFPMA called for the temporary removal of intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines during the pandemic to increase production.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are currently 153 vaccines against COVID-19 in clinical trials and 196 vaccines in preclinical testing.
However, so far, WHO has only licensed eight vaccines and updated versions of vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Sinovac, Sinopharm, Bharat Biotech and Novavax.
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