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

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 14, 2020
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.
Albert Bourla
Pfizer   Albert Bourla
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.

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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.