Pfizer predicts sales of nearly 19bn from its Covid vaccine in 2021

By Matt Oliver2 days ago

American drugs giant Pfizer is predicting sales of nearly 19billion from its coronavirus vaccine this year as the world recovers from the pandemic.

The company's latest forecast is up from a previous estimate of 11billion.

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Pfizer is set to deliver 1.6bn doses of its life-saving Covid jab in 2021, as nations reduce deaths and return to normal life.

Its two-shot vaccine BNT162b2 was the first to be approved in the UK and US last year. It was developed in partnership Biontech, which was founded by husband-and-wife team Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci.

The first patients received the jab from the NHS in early December. And it has since become a key component of the vaccine rollouts in most western nations.

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