Pfizer: New Vaccine Results-Safe, 95% Effective
PFIZER AND BIONTECH SAY FINAL ANALYSIS SHOWS CORONAVIRUS VACCINE IS 95% EFFECTIVE, WILL FILE FOR EMERGENCY USE WITH FDA ON FRIDAY
(CNN) – Pfizer will file for emergency authorization for its new coronavirus vaccine with the FDA on Friday.
The final analysis of Pfizer’s new coronavirus vaccine confirms that it is 95% effective with no safety concerns.
An independent group monitoring the phase three clinical trial says the vaccine even proved effective in higher risk, older adults.
In the study, 170 patients contracted COVID-19; nearly all of those, 162 of them, received the placebo.
The 95% effectiveness statistic came from only eight of the thousands of vaccinated patients catching coronavirus.
The only side effect reported was fatigue, which was reported in fewer than four percent of patients after the second dose of vaccine.