Biontech wants to apply for approval for third dose

Vaccine manufacturers Biontech and Pfizer want to apply for approval to administer a third dose of their corona vaccine. According to their own information on Thursday, the two companies plan to submit corresponding data to the US FDA, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and other regulatory authorities in the coming weeks.

“Although protection against serious illnesses remains high for six months, a decrease in effectiveness against symptomatic cases over time and the occurrence of variants can be expected,” said the two companies. Therefore, a third dose may be required six to twelve months after the first vaccination.