Why The Heck Is The Pfizer Vaccine Now Called ‘Comirnaty’?
In case you missed it, Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was given full approval on Monday, as well as a new name – ‘Comirnaty‘ So where on earth did they come up with that name?
It’s the work of Brand Institute, a pharmaceutical consulting firm that specializes in “the development of brands and identities”. Pfizer says the name “represents a combination of the terms COVID-19, mRNA, community, and immunity”.
Other names considered include Covuity, RnaxCovi, Kovimerna, and RNXtract – all of which were trademarked this summer. Do you think you could come up with a better name than ‘Comirnaty’?
Covid-19 immunity + mRNA + community = Comirnaty
The person(s) who came up with this name should never be allowed to name anything ever again. They shouldn't even be allowed to name their pets.
— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) August 23, 2021
Would one of the other names have been better?