LIVE UPDATES: Pfizer files coronavirus vaccine emergency approval request, when will it be ready to ship?

Pfizer and its partner BioNTech plan filed for FDA emergency approval for its coronavirus vaccine on Friday.

The two companies confirmed their intention to file on Friday in a statement released hours earlier.

Pfizer and BioNTech are currently in Phase 3 trials on the vaccine as is fellow pharmaceutical giant, Moderna.

In the press release, the companies said that their vaccine would be ready to ship “within hours” of approval. 

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