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Pfizer CEO: We will know if vaccine works by end of October

Christian Fernsby |
Albert Bourla, the head of Pfizer, said Sunday there is a good chance the company will know whether its vaccine works by the end of October.

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In an interview with "Face the Nation," Bourla said it's not yet known whether Americans will be able to receive a coronavirus vaccine before 2021, as issuance of a license depends on federal regulators.

But studies from Pfizer indicate "we have a good chance that we will know if the product works by the end of October."

Bourla said Pfizer is preparing for approval from the federal government and distribution of a vaccine before the end of the year.

"We started already manufacturing and we have already manufactured hundreds of thousands of doses, so just in case we have a good study readout, conclusive and FDA, plus the advisory committee feels comfortable that we will be ready," he said.

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