Pandemic could extend till 2024: Pfizer

Pfizer Inc said on Friday the COVID-19 pandemic could extend through next year and announced plans to develop a three-dose vaccine regimen for children aged 2 to 16, a move that could delay its authorisation.

The company believed that by 2024, the disease should be endemic around the globe, meaning it would no longer be a pandemic. The company projected that “COVID will transition to an endemic state potentially by 2024.”

Announcing plans to develop a three-dose regimen for ages 2 to 16, the company said that the results of three doses among people older than 16 showed that the approach offered greater protection. Therefore, it has decided to modify each of the pediatric studies to incorporate a third dose to the series and seek licensure for a three-dose series rather than a two-dose series as originally anticipated.


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