Change in vaccine guidance for under-40s is ‘sensible’ says virologist 1620466367 Virologist Dr Chris Smith said the change in guidance for under-40s in the UK to be offered either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine as an alternative was “sensible”.Speaking to BBC Breakfast, he said figures show that there is “a bit of a step change in risk” of rare blood clots for those below the age of 40.
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka on Saturday approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in Sri Lanka, as the island nation battles a third wave of the virus, while suffering a restricted supply of vaccines from neighboring India.Dr. Sudharshani Fernandopulle, the minister overseeing the fight against the epidemic, said in a statement the government would order 5 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
Almost two-thirds of all adults in the region have had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine The number of new covid infections in Renfrewshire has fallen to its lowest level in nine months.The local authority is now recording a covid infection rate of 12 cases per 100,000 of population.
Snippy Biden tells reporter 'I'm worried about you' when asked why he wears a mask 'so often' then dons a face covering outside AGAIN to fly to Camp David for the weekend
Joe Biden snapped at a reporter on Friday when the fully vaccinated president was asked why he continues to wear a mask 'so often' before he then put his mask on outdoors to fly to Camp David for the weekend again.Biden, who received the first dose of the Pfizer shot on live television in December, had walked out to the podium with his mask on but removed it to give a briefing on the April jobs report in the East Room of the White House.
his week, Pfizer made two very important announcements regarding COVID-19 vaccines for children: The two-dose vaccine is expected to be available to those 12 and older as early as this month (right now it’s available to kids 16 and older) and to children ages 2 to 11 from September .
Several mobile vaccination clinics will pop up on the Treasure Coast and Palm Beach County this weekend.Vaccines will be available at the following locations.Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at River of Life Fellowship located at 3950 Juanita Avenue.Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Salvation Army located at 4051 Kirk Road.
ALBANY (WCBS 880) — A bill in the New York Senate would require all students attending colleges and universities in the state to get vaccinated against COVID-19.The mandate would take effect 30 days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gives standard approval for COVID-19 vaccines.
The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trial for 12 to 17-year-olds started in Jacksonville.Novavax is looking for 3,000 total participants across 75 different sites in the country for its protein-based vaccine.Geraldine and David Tait went through the adult trial and their two kids, Juliette and Alexis, started the teen trial.
LAKE COUNTY, IL — School administrators are scheduling coronavirus vaccine clinics for students aged 12 and over starting on May 16, pending emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use on children under age 16.On Wednesday, Canadian health officials became the first to approve the administration of the Pfizer vaccine to children as young as 12.
Monday will mark six months since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine the emergency use authorization, or EUA.Now that that milestone has been reached, the vaccine qualifies for a chance to seek full authorization from the FDA."The full approval is kind of that final check that I hope people hear as science worked,” said Dr. Nathan Schlicher with the State Medical Association.
LeBonhuer Children’s Hospital cares for some of the sickest kids in the Mid-South.Some of their conditions are making them high risk for serious COVID-19 disease.“Ever since we started vaccinating parents have asked when is it going to be available for children,” said LeBonheur Medical Director of Infection Prevention Dr. Nick Hysmith.
The FDA is expected to approve the Pfizer vaccine for children 12 to 15 as soon as next week.Some pharmacies in Arkansas are already taking appointments from parents who are eager to get their kids vaccinated.At this point, Kavanaugh Pharmacy has plenty of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Pfizer is making a formal application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for full approval of its vaccine against COVID-19.The company initially received an Emergency Use Authorization in December which speeded the process to get it out on the market.
AstraZeneca may pursue a full license to distribute its COVID vaccine and skip emergency-use authorization - further delaying rollout of its shots by months
AstraZeneca may skip asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency-use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine and instead pursue the more time-intensive application for a full-fledged license to sell the shot.The move would further delay any rollout of the British drugmaker's shots in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday - citing people familiar with the matter.
May 8—With COVID-19 vaccines plentiful but vaccinations slowing, Miami-Dade County's government has gone hunting for young people procrastinating on taking a shot.Perhaps a shot of another kind would help.The county's recent launch of pop-up vaccination sites heads to Wynwood this weekend, with a promotion by the restaurant Gramps.
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla warned Friday that waiving patent protections for Covid vaccines would set off a worldwide race for raw materials that threatens the safe and efficient manufacturing of Covid shots.The Biden administration endorsed the waiver proposal days earlier, in service of expanding vaccine distribution to lower-income nations currently being battered by the pandemic.
DEERFIELD, IL — In anticipation of federal health officials giving the green light for students between the ages of 12 and 15 being eligible for the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, the Patty Turner Center vaccination site will offer Deerfield middle and junior high school students shots beginning the week of May 17.
Right now COVID-19 vaccines are only authorized for people older than 16 but the FDA is expected to authorize Pfizer's shot for 12 to 15 year olds by early next week.Not all parents are on board - The Kaiser Family Foundations COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor published data that said less than a third of parents will get their child vaccinated as soon as it's given the green light.
The system that oversees Nevada's public colleges and universities is drafting plans to require COVID-19 vaccinations for students returning to campuses in the fall.The Nevada System of Higher Education said Thursday that any mandate would depend on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifting the current Emergency Use Authorization designations for the three vaccines currently available.
North Carolina hopes to lift many COVID-19 restrictions in less than a month, if enough people can get vaccinated.Since the first vaccines started rolling out, groups knew focusing on historically marginalized populations was going to be a key in clearing that hurdle, and as doses, providers and access have grown, so has the share of Hispanic residents getting their shots.