The first COVID-19 vaccine to win emergency use authorization in the U.S. is highly effective for at least six months after the second dose. Developed jointly by Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech (NSDQ: BNTX), the BNT162b2 vaccine
The durability of COVID-19 vaccines had been something of an open question, although early clinical data suggested that Moderna’s mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccine was effective for at least 90 days after the second dose.
Pfizer plans on releasing more data related to the long-term vaccine immunogenicity in the coming weeks.
Pfizer and BioNTech plan on doing two years of follow-up for their Phase 3 vaccine trial.
Earlier this year, the two companies released data indicating that their vaccine also remains effective against a highly-transmissible SARS-CoV-2 variant first identified in South Africa.
Pfizer and BioNTech are also testing the vaccine on adolescents. Recent data suggest that the vaccine is 100% effective in ad…