Pfizer Releases Study Showing Their Covid-19 Vaccine is 90% Effective
Good news! Pfizer in collaboration with BioNTech have released early study results that show their Covid-19 vaccine was effective at preventing more than 90% of infections. For reference, the yearly flu vaccine fluctuates between 40%-60% effective in a given year, per the CDC.
The trial consisted of 94 participants, with half receiving a placebo and half receiving the vaccine, dubbed BNT162b2. participants received two doses 21 days apart and there were no safety concerns reported from the study.
Pfizer expects to produce 50 million doses of the vaccine this year and another 1.3 billion doses next year.
Source: USA Today