White House vaccine chief says first Americans could be vaccinated next month

  • White House vaccine chief says first Americans could be vaccinated next month

White House vaccine chief says first Americans could be vaccinated next month

Moncef Slaoui, the head of the U.S. government's effort to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, said the first Americans to receive a vaccine - if all things go according to plan - could be as early as the second week of December.

The EU has been in talks with Moderna for its experimental Covid-19 vaccine at least since July.

Adding more, Dr Moncef Slaoui even stated that they are planning to ship the COVID-19 vaccines to states within 24 hours of the expected FDA approval.

A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in front of displayed Pfizer logo in this illustration taken, October 30, 2020. Few days before Moderna another American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer had claimed that its coronavirus vaccine is also around 95% effective. "Moderna had earlier stated that its vaccine might be priced between $25 and $37 per dose".

The statement comes shortly after USA pharmaceutical company Moderna announced that it would charge countries that want to buy its candidate vaccine against COVID-19 between $25 and $37 per dose.

A spokesperson for the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which is investing in the production and promotion of the vaccine overseas, said that the price of Sputnik V would be unveiled next week. "The price of Sputnik V will be much lower", Sputnik V wrote on Twitter on November 22.

"While Pfizer with its partner BioNTech SE had stated that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate was 95 percent effective in the final analysis based on clinical trials data".

Pfizer Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla confirmed the application had been made in a video posted on the company's website on Friday afternoon.