Washinton/Sputnik: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is preparing to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 12 to 15, The New York Times reported, citing federal officials.
Pfizer is discussing with the Indian government expedited approval of its vaccine, company CEO Alber Bourla has said while announcing a donation of medicines worth $70 million to fight the resurgent pandemic.
Washington/Sputnik: Pfizer’s experimental oral drug to treat COVID-19 at the first sign of illness could be available before the end of the year, Chief Executive Albert Bourla told CNBC on Tuesday.
As Bangladesh struggles to procure vaccines from India, officials informed the country would receive around 100,000 doses of Pfizer next month from the WHO’s Covax facility.
Washington/Sputnik: Pfizer and BioNTech said in a statement that they have applied to expand emergency use authorization of their vaccine for usage in adolescents between 12 and 15 years old.
Washington/IBNS: US drug major Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech SE have sought the permission for emergency use of their vaccine in adolescents aged 12 to 15, according to a Reuters report.
New York: Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE on Wednesday announced that, in a Phase 3 trial in adolescents 12 to 15 years of age with or without prior evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine BNT162b2 demonstrated 100% efficacy and robust antibody responses, exceeding those recorded earlier in vaccinated participants aged 16 to 25 years old, and was well tolerated.
Washignton: A new CDC study provides strong evidence that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections in real-world conditions among health care personnel, first responders, and other essential workers.
Tokyo/Sputnik: The second batch of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses has been delivered to Japan, the country’s media report.
New Delhi/IBNS: Drug manufacturer Pfizer has withdrawn application for emergency use of its coronavirus vaccine in India to provide additional information sought by the drug regulator of India.
Tel Aviv/Sputnik: Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu on Saturday received his second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine live on national television.
Moscow/Sputnik: The efficacy of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine (official name BNT162b2) might sustain against the newly-detected mutant strains from the United Kingdom and South Africa, a group of US scientists said in a research paper.
New Delhi/IBNS: A government-appointed panel of experts on Friday cleared the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, which will be sent for approval to the regulator Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI).
New Delhi/IBNS: An expert panel, appointed by the central government, will on Friday meet over the approval for an emergency use of three Covid-19 vaccines, including an indigenous one.
Athens/Sputnik: One case of an allergic reaction to the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine has been reported in Greece, Primary Health Care Secretary General Marios Themistokleous said at a Health Ministry briefing.