The vaccine race is not over

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Almost 170,000 vaccinations have already been carried out in Switzerland, but the contribution of another manufacturer would not be too much to achieve the objectives set. © Alain Wicht
Almost 170,000 vaccinations have already been carried out in Switzerland, but the contribution of another manufacturer would not be too much to achieve the objectives set. © Alain Wicht

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22.01.2021

Pfizer, Moderna and (soon) Astra Zeneca have approved their vaccine in Switzerland, but 64 laboratories are still in the running to obtain the coveted green light from Swissmedic

Pierre-André Sieber

Vaccines »Pfizer-Biontech, Moderna and AstraZeneca: as in sports races, the first vaccines against Covid-19 to arrive on the market occupy the top of the bill. Swissmedic has given the green light to the first two and the third could get it at the end of January. It is only the front of the pack, however. No less than 237 vaccines against Covid-19 are under development worldwide according to statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), 64 of which are being tested on humans.

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The number of vaccines under development

In this last category, 18 candidate vaccines are in phase 3 of clinical trials, the last stage before the health authority gives the green light for their use by centers and practitioners if their effectiveness and s & e

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