While vaccination studies against COVID-19 are continuing rapidly all over the world, there has been a development that will affect this process positively. At different temperatures than current vaccines and that can be stored for longer
The countdown has begun for the use of a vaccine.
BioNTech CEO Prof. Dr. Uğur Şahin gave the good news that a vaccine that can be preserved much more easily for a long time has started. It was announced months ago that the vaccine, which is still in the approval process, was in the development process. If the vaccine, whose use is only barred from approval, comes into force, the process of immunizing the whole world will significantly accelerate.
Can be stored for 6 months in home refrigerator conditions
Storage and shipping of the BioNTech vaccine costs a lot due to the required ambient temperature. In addition, the short duration of use can cause problems in the management of vaccines. With this new vaccine, it is hoped that all these problems will be history. Prof. Dr. Uğur Şahin made the following statements about the new vaccine: “In our first formulation, these vaccines had to be stored and transported at minus 80 degrees Celsius. But now we have developed a new formula. This has not been approved yet, but if approved, we will be able to store our vaccines at 2 to 8 degrees for 6 months.
Approaching 3 billion doses in vaccine production
Uğur Şahin also included current data on the BioNTech vaccine in use in his statements. According to the BioNTech CEO stated BioNTech vaccine production approached 3 billion doses. Şahin, on the subject “Our teams have done a great job increasing the production of the vaccine and we are now reaching 3 billion doses. We are very impressed as we do not have too many technical problems and the delivery schedule is not an issue.” made statements. USA based in the production of BioNTech vaccine Pfizer, on the other hand, indicates the sales expectation to be achieved in 2021. from $ 15 billion to $ 26 billion raised. The company’s goal is to sell 1.6 billion doses of vaccine this year.