The company’s chief scientific officer, Dr. Paul Stoffels, says the company will produce a billion coronavirus vaccines next year.
“We will start clinical trials in September and hopefully have data by the end of the year,” he told ABC.
He continued by saying the company is working towards one billion vaccines for next year.
Stoffels said “clinical trials will need to be done to show that it is effective, and that will take some time.”
However he concluded by saying “We will have some vaccine available this year, but it will depend on the authorities – the FDA and others – to decide whether it can be used earlier, before efficacy data are available.”