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New Zealand reports first death linked to Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

New Zealand reported its first death linked to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. The information was released by the health ministry following a review by an independent COVID-19 vaccine safety monitoring board of the death of a woman after receiving the vaccine. The identity and age of the woman has not been revealed. An independent board […]

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US drug regulator grants full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for people aged 16 and older. This is the first coronavirus vaccine approved by the FDA, and is expected to open the door to more vaccine mandates. “The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will […]

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Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine less effective against Indian B.1.617 strain, French study finds

The Pfizer vaccine is slightly less effective but appears to still protect against the more transmissible strain of the virus prevalent in India that causes Covid-19, according to a study by France’s Pasteur Institute. “Despite slightly diminished efficacy, the Pfizer vaccine probably protects” against the variant found in India, according to laboratory test results, said […]

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EU drug regulators approve Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for 12-15 year olds

The EU’s medicines agency (EMA) has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 12-15 year olds – the first jab allowed for this age group in the bloc. Marco Cavaleri, the EMA’s head of vaccine strategy, said the 12-15 age group would require two doses with an interval of at least three weeks. He said trials showed […]

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Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines are highly effective against strain found in India

The Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines have been found to be highly effective against the coronavirus variant that was first identified in India. The Pfizer vaccine was 88% effective and the AstraZeneca jab was 60% effective against the so-called ‘Indian strain’ – B1617.2 – after the second dose. Both the vaccines were more effective against the […]

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Pfizer vaccine after AstraZeneca dose is highly safe and effective, Spanish study finds

A Spanish study on mixing Covid vaccines has found that giving a dose of Pfizer’s drug to people who already received a first shot of AstraZeneca vaccine is highly safe and effective, , preliminary data showed on Tuesday. The Combivacs study, run by Spain’s state-backed Carlos III Health Institute, found the presence of IgG antibodies […]

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Pfizer Covid vaccine can now be stored at fridge temperature for 30 days, European drug regulator says

The European Union’s drugs regulator said the Pfizer Covid vaccine can now be stored at fridge temperature for much longer than it previously recommended. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said that once the vaccines thawed, unopened vials could be kept in the fridge for up to a month. The current limit is just five days. […]

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United States drug regulator approves Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for 12 to 15 year olds

The drug regulators in the United States has authorised the Pfizer vaccine for 12- to-15-year-olds amid a push to get the shot into more Americans’ arms. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it was “a significant step in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic”. FDA Commissioner Dr Janet Woodcock said the move was aimed […]

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Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine doesn’t need modifications against mutations: BioNTech claims

German company BioNTech has said its COVID-19 vaccine, developed in collaboration with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, does not require modifications to protect people against key variants of the virus currently in circulation. “To date, there is no evidence that an adaptation of BioNTech’s current COVID-19 vaccine against key identified emerging variants is necessary,” the company said […]

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South African variant can ‘break through’ Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine: Israeli study

The South African Covid-19 variant can “break through” Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a study in Israel found. The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa has managed to penetrate the protection offered by two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to some degree, though it remains unclear just how much efficacy is lost, it said. […]

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Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is 100% effective at protecting children aged 12 to 15

The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine trials on children aged 12 to 15 years old is 100 percent effective, paving way for mass use soon. The trial involved just 2,260 children. The company announced on Wednesday that in a Phase 3 trial of children between the ages of 12 and 15, the vaccine ‘demonstrated 100 percent efficacy […]

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Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine gives 97% protection and is 94% effective in preventing infection, Israel study finds

The Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine is effective at blocking the disease and vaccinated people showed ‘dramatically lower’ rates of infection, a new study has found. Researchers from the companies, who teamed up with the Israeli Ministry of Health, said this week that the COVID-19 was 97 perfect effective at preventing symptomatic cases, hospitalizations and […]