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Pfizer to Start Immunization Program in Four States in the U.S.

American pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced last Nov. 16 that it is launching a COVID-19 Immunization Pilot Program for four states in the United States.

American pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced last Nov. 16 that it is launching a COVID-19 Immunization Pilot Program for four states in the United States.

In a statement, Pfizer said the pilot program is “to help refine the plan for the delivery and deployment” of its vaccine candidate developed with its partner German biotechnology company BioNTech.

Pfizer has selected Rhode Island, Texas, New Mexico, and Tennessee for the program due to their differences in size, population diversity, immunization infrastructure, and the need to reach people in various rural and urban settings.

“Learnings from this program will be adapted for usage across other states to help them create effective immunization programs for this vaccine,” Pfizer stated.

“The four states included in this pilot program will not receive vaccine doses earlier than other states by virtue of this pilot, nor will they receive any differential consideration,” Pfizer further stated.

“We are hopeful that results from this vaccine delivery pilot will serve as the model for other U.S. states and international governments, as they prepare to implement effective COVID-19 vaccine programs,” Pfizer Bio Group President Angela Hwang stated.

Last Nov. 9, Pfizer announced that its vaccine candidate it is more than 90% effective, as shown by the data from their phase 3 trials.

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