Pfizer's is one of the four COVID-19 vaccines Australia has agreed to buy, including from Novavax, AstraZeneca and CSL Ltd should trials prove successful.
On Wednesday morning, Britain announced that it had approved Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine for use. Moderna has a meeting the week after regarding an emergency request for its vaccine candidate.
"This vaccine has now passed all of the extensive checks needed for authorisation to supply and will soon be ready to be delivered to the NHS", said Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England.
The UK claims to be the first country to pre-order supplies of the vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech, with 800,000 doses being made available next week and 40 million doses ordered overall - enough to vaccinate up to a third of the population, and the majority of doses anticipated in the first half of next year.
Madoff did not respond to calls or emails seeking comment.
A similar process is set to be followed in China, where Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group has the local license to distribute the Pfizer vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention selected McKesson in August to distribute the vaccine under the White House's Operation Warp Speed.
Van-Tam also said he believes United States and European regulators will approve the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in the coming "days or weeks", during a separate interview with BBC Breakfast.
In addition to the huge logistical challenges of distributing the vaccines, the Pfizer-BioNTech one must be stored and shipped at ultra-cold temperatures of around minus 70 degrees Celsius (minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit).
"This ultimately has been a best-case scenario", Rosman said. In total, the British government has secured 357 million doses of seven separate COVID-19 vaccines.
Meanwhile, the state is also finalizing its plan for vaccine distribution, following recommendations from federal agencies.
He said they would not be treated "as a class" but instead a group of high-profile volunteers would be the first injected to demonstrate safety.
Vaccination priority will be split according to tiers, with elderly people in care homes and their caretakers, frontline health workers, and extremely vulnerable individuals appearing at the top.
The doses will be rolled out as quickly as they can be made by Pfizer in Belgium, Mr Hancock said, with the first load next week and then "several millions" throughout December. "This vaccine isn't going to help you if you don't take it", he said. That's because the CDC partnered with CVS and Walgreens to handle distributing doses and possibly vaccinating residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
Now in India, Pune-based Serum Institute of India has said that it will apply for emergency use licensure for AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine in two weeks.
"Right from the very start we have always said that it will be science that brings us out of this crisis. we all sit here today feeling very reassured that science is now winning".