U.S. Asks Vaccine Makers to Hold Authorization Filings Until They Have Enough Doses to Distribute


Brought to you by lucky charms, magical mission, enjoy a new addition to family time with lucky the leprechauns interactive adventure where you'll be jumping, running and singing to restore magic in the eight charm lands available on your Smart Speaker just say open lucky charms, magical mission or search for it wherever you listen to podcasts. US, government asks vaccine makers to hold filing for authorization until they have enough doses to distribute by Alice Park as the Covid nineteen pandemic enters its tenth month. The pressure to develop an effective vaccine or vaccines continues to mount speaking at the Johns Hopkins University and University of Washington back seen symposium online Dr Months of S- Alaui scientific head of Operation Warp speed the government organization funding and supporting development and distribution of Covid nineteen vaccines provided the latest updates on when a vaccine and how many doses might be available in coming months perhaps most. Strikingly slowly said that the government has told vaccine manufacturers not to seek authorization of their drugs from the food and Drug Administration or FDA until they have enough doses to provide to a desperate public we have recommended to companies that if they achieve efficacy demonstration while no vaccine doses are available at industrial scale of several million doses to at least immunize relevant fraction of the population. Then they should refrain consider refraining from filing an emergency use authorization because the populations would have a major disappointment over expectation of the availability of the vaccine he said. Emergency use authorization or e you a is an accelerated review and authorization process by the FDA that would allow vaccine makers to distribute vaccines that are safe and effective, but not fully approved by the agency. Sloughing also supported the FDA in its recent conflict with the White House over stringent guidelines proposed by the Agency for evaluating data from vaccine studies which include A. Recommendation. That all vaccine trial volunteers befallen for two months for any potential side effects vaccine makers supported the guidelines but after initially rejecting them arguing, they would delay availability of the vaccines. The White House has accepted them. At this point meeting demand would not be a problem if the EU a were given to the two vaccines made by Moderna adviser that are currently. Furthest along in testing the companies began late stage testing for these vaccine candidates in the summer and Slough said, the manufacturers have been manufacturing doses at large scale in parallel to testing the government began stockpiling doses of these unapproved promising vaccines in the single digit millions in September and will continue to do so in October, he said and both Madeira and Pfizer will. Likely have twenty to thirty million doses produced by November and December. This year two of the other most promising vaccines in development are from Astra Zeneca and J. and J. Both of which are quickly enrolling participants in late stage studies outside of the US and may deliver first hints of safety and effectiveness by late October or early November however if those results prove. Of these companies would likely have to consider waiting until their manufacturing capabilities have increased before requesting e you a from the FDA at that time, there will be very few doses of vaccine decision was made to approve them said slowly. So we are working hard to accelerate manufacturing and stockpiling and will likely have a few tens of millions of doses from January onward. He noted that there are now twenty five manufacturing sites across the US dedicated to manufacturing covid nineteen vaccine candidates half focusing on the virus. Based parts of the vaccine that would train and activate the immune system and half charged with producing the vials and other sterile equipment needed to construct a vaccine delivery system. We feel comfortable that within the next month or month and a half, we will have one or two vaccines that will have a read on efficacy and for which there will be enough vaccine doses in November and December to immunize with two doses. Thirty million people I in December and then another fifty million in. January says slowly.

Coming up next