Changes to the Pfizer vaccine. The new reports show that doses can be stored at normal freezer temperatures from minus 15 degrees Celsius to minus 25 degrees Celsius for at least two weeks. The storage conditions known so far were between minus 60 degrees Celsius and minus 80 degrees Celsius.
Changes to the Pfizer vaccine. Vital information that changes everything you knew about this antidote
BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin says the ability to keep the vaccine at higher temperatures gives vaccination centers “more flexibility,” adding that the company continues to develop new methods to make the vaccine “easier to transport and use.” ”.
The Pfizer vaccine is 85% effective after the first dose, according to a study conducted among medical staff at a hospital in Israel, according to Reuters. The findings of Sheba Medical Center show an approximate effectiveness of 95%. This refers to the two doses, given at a distance of 21 days in the case of the vaccine developed by Pfizer.
The study comes a day after Canadian researchers suggested that the second dose of Pfizer vaccine should be postponed given the high level of protection offered by the first dose. This could increase the number of people vaccinated. The research showed a 92.6% efficacy after the first dose of Pfizer vaccine.
The number of people vaccinated exceeded the number of those infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus on Saturday, announces the National Coordinating Committee for Activities on COVID Vaccination.
According to the data made available to the National Coordinating Committee for Vaccination Activities against COVID-19 (CNCAV) by the National Institute of Public Health (INSPCNSCBT), through the application of the National Electronic Vaccination Register (RENV), which keeps records of vaccinations, the situation of the day of February 20 this year, at 17.0, is the following:
32,924 people have been vaccinated in the last 24 hours, of which:
In the last 24 hours, 7,826 people were vaccinated with the first dose of Pfizer and another 15,656 with the second dose.
Also in the last 24 hours, 298 people were vaccinated with the first dose of Moderna and another 9,144 with AstraZeneca.
There have been 240 side effects in the last 24 hours and a total of 3,984 side effects since the start of the vaccination campaign.
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