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Pfizer prepares to file for emergency use authorization after vaccine reaches safety milestone, CEO says

November 18, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 05: CEO of Pfizer Inc. Albert Bourla, DVM, Ph.D. attends 2019 Forbes Healthcare Summit at the Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

The Pfizer vaccine trial has reached its safety milestone and the company is preparing to file for emergency use authorization, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said Tuesday.

By Nectar Gan and Adam Renton, CNN

From CNN's Lauren Mascarenhas

The Pfizer vaccine trial has reached its safety milestone and the company is preparing to file for emergency use authorization, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said Tuesday.

Bourla said they are not yet sure how durable the protection from their vaccine will be.

People can be given an additional dose of a vaccine once immunity wears off, referred to as a boost.

Bourla said that a boost, if needed, would likely require only one dose.

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