Texas is on the list of states to receive Pfizer Inc.’s new COVID vaccine as part of a pilot-delivery system, according to CEO of Benchmark Research.
According to reports, Texas, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Tennessee are the four states selected to be a part of the pilot program due to size, population diversity, immunization infrastructure, and the ongoing need to reach people in large and rural communities.
In a statement, Pfizer Inc. said the program is to help support the states’ planning, deployment and administration of the COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
“Learnings from this program will be adapted for usage across other states to help them create effective immunization programs for this vaccine,” the company said.
By the third week of November, Pfizer expects to have enough test data on the vaccine to give to the U.S. FDA in hopes of applying for emergency use authorization.