The United Airlines obtained special permission by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to fly with increased quantities of dry ice, to keep the vaccine cold, which must be stored at temperatures of minus 70 degrees Celsius. Those who are considered high risk, among others, are frontline staff, senior citizens, patients with non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases and so on.
The deal is expected to cover 6.4 million Malaysians, or 20 percent of the population, with another 10 percent to be covered under Malaysia's participation in the global COVAX facility, backed by the World Health Organization. Through this agreement, Pfizer has pledged to deliver one million doses, 1.7 million doses, 5.8 million doses and 4.3 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines in the first, second, third and fourth quarters of 2021.More news: Jurgen Klopp DEFENDS team changes after Atalanta SNAPS Liverpool's undefeated home streak
Bernama, quoting Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, reported that the agreement, signed on Tuesday, aimed to ensure the government had access to data to assess the vaccine's quality, safety and effectiveness, while also ensuring access once it is ready for distribution. The trial will involve 3,000 participants.
A December 10 meeting is scheduled by the Food and Drug Administration for a panel of outside advisers to review data from Pfizer and vote whether to recommend granting the company's request to begin distribution.More news: The Mandalorian Chapter 13 "The Jedi"
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices wants to vote on who should receive the first batches of the vaccine prior to the Food and Drug Administration deciding on an emergency-use authorization, the committee's chair, Dr. Jose Romero told CNN. Pfizer and BioNTech have supply deals with several countries including the United States, Germany, Japan, Canada, Australia and Britain.
It has secured 100 million doses of the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and has targeted a rollout to begin before Christmas.More news: Record-Breaking 101 Coronavirus Deaths Reported In MN