The pharmaceutical company Pfizer published a video which shows that it has already produced hundreds of thousands of doses of corona virus vaccines in its Belgian plant.
The video, which "awaited the whole world", shows the filling of thousands of small doses with a new, experimental vaccine. When there is enough stock, the vaccine will go to clinics around the world, although its clinical confirmation and effectiveness are still needed in order to get a license for sale on the market.
The pharmaceutical giant has signed an agreement with the US government to produce millions of doses even before they are proven to be safe and effective. The company hopes to produce 100 million doses this year, and next year aims to produce as many as 1.3 billion doses of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.
The Daily Mail points out that, according to currently available data, each patient needs a quantity of two doses of vaccine.
"It was a great feeling to see the first doses of the vaccine coming out of the conveyor belt. That made us all smile, "said the director of the British department of Pfizer, Ben Osborne.
The company hopes to continue with the vaccine after safety data is available in the third week of November, because they intend to conduct tests on 44,000 patients before that. If all goes well, they plan to seek immediate approval of the vaccine from US authorities.