Pfizer touts new promise in push for COVID-19 Vaccine

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)–  There is new promise in the push for a COVID-19 vaccine.

As the Louisiana Department of Health reports 380 new coronavirus cases since Sunday, there are
new advancements in the effort to produce a potentional vaccine.

Pfizer annouced Monday, that early results from their clinical trials are showing a 90% effective
rate. Dr. Julia Garcia-Diaz with Ochsner Health New Orleans is part of the team leading a Pfizer
Vaccine trial. “We were lucky enough to be one of those sites for the Pfizer vaccines or one of
those sites. It has allowed us to bring this vaccine to our patients and the community. We are very
excited to be apart of this life changing event,” says Garcia-Diaz.

Garcia-Diaz says for frontline workers trying to end the pandemic, news of a vaccine could not
come soon enough. Pfizer plans to submit an emergency use authorization to the FDA later this month.

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