Cyberattack 'won't affect vaccine delivery timeline': EMA
The European Medicines Agency announced the cyberattack on Wednesday but gave few details, while Pfizer-BioNTech said documents relating to its regulatory submission were illegally accessed.
The Amsterdam-based EMA was probing the hack "in conjunction with experts from cybersecurity authorities across the EU, and with the criminal authorities and the Dutch police."
The agency has said it will give a decision on conditional approval for Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine at a meeting to be held by December 29 at the latest, while a ruling on Moderna's version should follow by January 12.
Cooke said based on the data for the two vaccines so far, "the safety and efficacy look very promising, and we have not seen the adverse events coming up that would be a concern."