Tag: PFIZER

Israel to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots to Elderly as Delta Cases Rise

TEL AVIV—Israel authorized the use of a booster shot of Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine for people aged 60 and over starting Sunday, after early data...

Israel Begins Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine for At-Risk Children Under 12 as Delta Cases Surge

TEL AVIV—Israel authorized the use of Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine for vulnerable children between five and 11 years old, as cases of the highly contagious...

United States buys 200 mln more doses of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech said on Friday the U.S. government has purchased 200 million additional doses of their COVID-19 vaccine to help with...

Pfizer, BioNTech Join Halting Effort to Produce Covid-19 Vaccines in Africa

Pfizer Inc. and its partner BioNTech SE said Wednesday that their Covid-19 vaccine will be partly produced in South Africa from next year, joining a...

Canada to Reopen Border for Fully Vaccinated U.S. Tourists in August

OTTAWA—Canada said it would allow fully vaccinated Americans to enter the country for recreational or tourist activities beginning Aug. 9, more than a year after...

Covid vaccine: IISc’s ‘warm’ Covid vaccine effective against all major variants of concern: Study

A heat-tolerant COVID-19 vaccine formulation developed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru has proven effective against all current SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern, according...

WHO: Rich countries should donate vaccines, not use boosters

Top officials at the World Health Organisation say there’s not enough evidence to show that third doses of coronavirus vaccines are needed and appealed on...

Tech Firms to Buy Covid-19 Vaccines on Behalf of Taiwan’s Government

TAIPEI—Taiwan is struggling with the pandemic, short on vaccines and locked in a geopolitical fight with China over access to the shot BioNTech SE co-developed...

Anthony Fauci: Too soon to say if Americans may need vaccine booster

The government’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday “it is entirely conceivable, maybe likely” that Americans will need a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine...

Pfizer pushes for third shot as Delta drives global outbreaks

and BioNTech said they would seek authorization for a third dose of their Covid-19 vaccine to boost its efficacy as the Delta variant drove devastating...

World’s First Covid-19 Vaccine Swap Sends Israel’s Expiring Supply to South Korea

Israel sent about 700,000 expiring Pfizer -BioNTech shots to South Korea, in what is the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine swap. South Korea, which has received...

Pfizer Vaccine Less Effective Against Delta Infections but Prevents Severe Illness, Israeli Data Show

TEL AVIV—Data from Israel suggest Pfizer Inc.’s vaccine is less effective at protecting against infections caused by the Delta variant of Covid-19 but retains its...

Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Give More Protection Than Known

June 29, 2021 — A new study shows surprising evidence that COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna may offer longer-lasting immunity than thought. ...

US sending Bangladesh 2.5 million Covid vaccine doses: White House

The United States began shipping 2.5 million doses of Moderna‘s Covid vaccine to Bangladesh on Tuesday, a White House official told AFP, as the South...

India will soon have another wave so get one dose to as many people as you can: Top virologist

At the end of May, Dr Ravindra K Gupta, professor of clinical microbiology at the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Diseases, University of...

FDA to add warning about rare heart inflammation to Pfizer, Moderna vaccines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it plans to move quickly to add a warning about rare cases of heart inflammation in...

Joe Biden outlines vaccine plan, set to miss global-sharing goal

President Joe Biden is expected to fall short of his commitment to shipping 80 million COVID-19 vaccine doses abroad by the end of June because...

China, Other Asian Countries Vaccinate Against Covid-19 Faster Than Ever

SEOUL—Covid-19 vaccine rollouts have accelerated in many Asia-Pacific countries in recent weeks, overtaking the pace of doses being administered in the U.S. and other Western...

Palestinians Scrap Pfizer Vaccine Swap With Israel

TEL AVIV—The Palestinian Authority on Friday pulled out of a swap of Pfizer -BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine with Israel, citing concerns about the quality of an...

A pill to treat COVID-19? The U.S. is betting on it

The U.S. government spent more than $18 billion last year funding drugmakers to make a COVID vaccine, an effort that led to at least five...

Ex-ICMR DG clears the air on Covaxin’s phase-3 trial data and delay in WHO approval

Dr NK Ganguly, Scientist & Former DG, ICMR throws light on why the US Food and Drug Administration denied Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) to Bharat...

Biden, Johnson Chart Path for U.S.-U.K. Ties

PLYMOUTH, England—President Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to counter the influence of autocratic states during their first in-person meeting Thursday and looked...

Poor Countries to Urge G-7 Members to Share More Covid-19 Vaccines

Public-health officials and leaders in developing-world countries are expected to press the Group of Seven countries to commit to large donations of Covid-19 vaccines and billions in...

India’s Covid-19 vaccine policy flip-flops, explained

India’s COVID-19 immunisation campaign has struggled to keep pace with demand, especially after a dramatic second wave of infections has left hospitals inundated with patients...

Developed Countries Lock Up Covid-19 Vaccines Through 2023

The European Union, Canada and other developed countries have signed deals to get hundreds of millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines and boosters over the...