Citizen journalist Chief Nerd on Sunday posted a Twitter thread digging into Pfizer’s BSL-3 laboratory in Pearl River, New York.
Pearl River is approximately 20 miles north of New York City.
Pfizer’s Pearl River location primarily focuses on vaccine research.
Pearl River scientists are currently working to develop vaccines against other major infectious diseases. Among the most advanced vaccine candidates under development at the site are maternal vaccines to confer protective antibodies to newborns against Group B Streptococcus (GBS) and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). GBS is the leading cause of dangerous infection in a newborn’s first week of life, including sepsis (blood infection) and meningitis. RSV is a common respiratory virus that affects the lungs and airways, with significant impact on young children and older adults.
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