Pfizer vaccine vials contain excess doses, surprising hospitals and pharmacists
Pfizer’svaccine appears to be in slightly less short supply than originally thought.
Hospitals around the U.S. this week got their first vials of the vaccine, which was jointly developed by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech and is the first to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Many hospitals have quickly discovered that the vials they were told contained a maximum of five doses actually contain six or in some cases even seven doses.
“What we have learned from our colleagues around the state and country is that if you follow the manufacturer’s directions very specifically, you actually end up with six full doses in each vial,” Dr. Brook Watts, chief quality officer MetroHealth Hospital in Cleveland told CBS News’ Errol Barnett. “It’s a miracle.”
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[Source: CBS News]