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Pfizer Shipping Fewer CCP Virus Vaccine Vials to US After Finding Extra Doses

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Pfizer Shipping Fewer CCP Virus Vaccine Vials to US After Finding Extra Doses

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Pfizer said Friday it will be shipping fewer CCP virus vaccine vials after finding an extra dose in each vial. “We will fulfill our supply commitments in line with our existing agreements—which are based on delivery of doses, not vials—and we are confident in our ability to deliver 200 million doses of our vaccine to the U.S. government by July 31,” a Pfizer spokesperson told news outlets. “In a situation of limited vaccine supply amidst a public health crisis, our intent with this label change is to provide clarity to health care providers, minimize vaccine wastage, and enable the most efficient use of the vaccine.” Each vial contains a certain number of doses. When vaccine administration began late last year, health personnel were told that each vial held five doses. They’re now being told that each vial contains six doses, according to documents from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), …

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