Pfizer’s late-stage coronavirus vaccine trial is near complete enrollment with 42,000 volunteers
In this May 4, 2020 photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the first patient enrolled in Pfizer’s COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, receives an injection.
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It said nearly 36,000 of the volunteers have already received the second of its two-dose Covid-19 vaccine. Pfizer has as been working alongside German drugmaker BioNTech on the experimental vaccine. It contains genetic material called messenger RNA, or mRNA, which scientists hope provokes the immune system to fight the virus.
In September, Pfizer expanded the enrollment of its phase three trial to up to 44,000 volunteers from the initial target …continued .
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