First batch Kovid-19 vaccine ‘ready to go’ within weeks

First batch Kovid-19 vaccine 'ready to go' within weeks

The Irish Independent has learned that the Kovid-19 vaccine will be available in Ireland by the end of this year.

All Reid, managing director of Pfizer Ireland, believes there are strong indications that his company’s experimental job will be approved for immediate approval by the end of next month. It has already produced 100 million doses and is ready to go if it gets the green light from regulatory agencies in the US and Europe.

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Progress Report: Paul Reed, Managing Director, Pfizer Ireland. Picture: Andres Poweda

He told the Irish Independent that Pfizer and its German partner Biotech were currently in talks with the European Commission to reach an advance purchase agreement. He said member states, including Ireland, would receive a share of the first deliveries.

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