Species and strains used for safety testing of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 “vaccine".

J Grove made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Prime Minister's Office

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Prime Minister's Office Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Prime Minister's Office,

Elliot Colburn MP in a recent parliamentary debate has said that the current COVID-19 vaccine is safe because of the safety testing including “in vivo testing often using mice".

What preclinical species and the strain of each species (e.g. C57BL/6 mouse, BALB/c mouse, Sprague Dawley rat and cynomolgus monkey) have been recorded as being used for safety studies (i.e. all safety studies including “Antibody Dependent Enhancement” (ADE) and effects on female fertility) that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been tested in?

Yours faithfully,

J Grove

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

Our ref: FOI2020/21731

Dear J Grove,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 16th
December. Your request is being handled under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 ('the Act').

The Act requires that a response must be given promptly, and in any event
within 20 working days. We will therefore aim to reply at the latest by
19th January.

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Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office

Cabinet Office FOI Team,

1 Atodiad

Dear J Grove,

Please find attached our response to your recent Freedom of Information
request (reference FOI2020/21731).

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Cabinet Office