After over a whole year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the end is finally within sight.Vaccinations are occurring across the U.S. at a rapid rate, including now at the University of Notre Dame.Courtesy of the Indiana Department of Health, students can receive doses of the Pfizer vaccine through the months of April and May.
Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is 100% effective in preventing all symptoms of the virus after completing its clinical trial with 2,300 adolescent participants.HOUSTON — Pfizer hopes its COVID-19 vaccine will be available to some children in time for the next school year.Pfizer announced it submitted clinical trial data for adolescents 12 to 15 years old to the FDA for emergency use authorization.
The silver lining to the vaccine rollout shambles: How 20 million extra Pfizer vaccines arriving from October may protect you from deadly mutant Covid strains
The 20 million extra doses of the Pfizer vaccine ordered by the federal government due to concerns over the AstraZeneca jab may protect against mutant strains of Covid-19.Chief Health Officer Paul Kelly said US company Pfizer is working on adapting the vaccine to protect better against the UK, South African and Brazilian strains which are more deadly and transmit more easily than original Covid.
EVANSTON, Ill. (WLS) -- Nearly 200 students from Northwestern University have now received their first COVID-19 vaccine shots.The University hosted a last-minute midnight clinic Saturday, to ensure unused Pfizer vaccines did not go to waste.Those doses were set to expire at 7 a.m. Sunday, according to school officials.
Moderna Stock – Moderna testing a booster shot against COVID-19 variants | Coronavirus Last week, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) began testing a booster shot from Moderna against the South Africa coronavirus variant.In its website, the NIH said “An investigational vaccine designed to protect against the B.1.351 SARS-CoV-2 variant has been administered as part of a new Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating the vaccine candidate’s safety and immunogenicity in adult volunteers.” The variant appears to be more contagious than previous strains.
Amidst efforts across the U.S. to increase the availability of vaccines, the city of Berkeley announced Friday that all residents above the age of 16 in Alameda County may make appointments to receive the vaccine.In addition to expanding eligibility based on age, the city previously said people working in certain sectors with a higher risk of exposure may also receive the vaccine.
More than 1,000 unfilled vaccine appointments compelled the Douglas County Health Department to open its clinic to walk-ins Sunday morning.The health department said the afternoon clinic at Omaha North High School was nearly full.The only difference was the vaccine offered.There was elation as the end to a dark year is now in sight and shots are in arms.
People rolling up their sleeves to get their COVID-19 vaccine at Cuyamaca College in El Cajon Sunday were relieved to get their one and only dose of the Johnson & Johnson shot before supply runs short.“We know what’s happening with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine so I had to make sure I got here today,” said David Johnson, a La Mesa resident who received his dose alongside his wife, Betty, after making their appointments last Sunday.
France will extend the interval between the two doses of mRNA coronavirus vaccine by two more weeks to quickly inoculate more people amid surging infections and saturated hospitals, Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Sunday.“As of April 14, for all first injections, we will be offering a vaccine booster at 42 days instead of the current 28.
Sunday’s clinic was one of the first in Marion County to focus on young Hoosiers.INDIANAPOLIS — The Marion County Public Health Department and IU Health hosted a pop-up vaccine clinic on the northwest side of Indianapolis at Light of the World Christian Church on Saturday and Sunday.
The South African coronavirus variant is better at "breaking through" the defenses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine than other forms of the virus, Israeli experts said Sunday.However, one of the authors told AFP that while the study showed the variant to be relatively successful in infecting vaccinated people, it did not provide any data on whether it could generate serious illness among vaccinees.
TEL AVIV, Israel — An Israeli study found that the South African COVID-19 variant is more likely to break through the defenses of Pfizer vaccine, when compared to the British variant.After comparing 400 members of Clalit Health Services who tested positive for the virus 14 days or more after receiving one dose of the vaccine to 400 unvaccinated people, they identified the variant in less than 1 percent of the vaccinated people.
On March 31st I got my first dose of the Pfizer COVID vaccine.It was something I longed to happen but never quite thought would.Why, just a year ago I was sitting in my home yearning for there to be some cure, some vaccine that would make this apocalyptic period of my life disappear.
Illinois Gov.J.B. Pritzker said all Illinois residents 16 and older would be eligible for the vaccine on Monday, ending the state's phased-in priority distribution.Those under the age of 18 can't go alone.A parent or guardian has to accompany a minor to a vaccine appointment, unless there is proof of emancipation.
Tests suggest strong immunity after one dose, Manitoba moves to getting as many first shots as possible Test results showing promising levels of immunity after a single dose of COVID-19 vaccines have Manitoba leaning towards a focus on getting first shots into as many arms as possible before moving on to the second.
The Guam Department of Education and the Department of Public Health & Social Services will be hosting school-site vaccination clinics for students who are 16-18 years old.The Pfizer vaccine (first or second dose) will be distributed from 9am-2pm at Tiyan High School's gym.You can register online at https://tinyurl.com/2t8vv3k.
New data is showing that adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine are extremely rare.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been tracking adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine.They say as of April 2, fewer than 1 in 28,000 people who have gotten the vaccine have had serious reactions.
TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Anyone over the age of 16 can make an appointment to get their first dose of the vaccine at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler.Appointments are open for Tuesday April 13 to Thursday April 15 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. NET Health got 3,510 doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week, according to the Department of State Health Services.
The United Center will switch to the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine beginning next week, officials said Sunday.Starting April 20, those with walk-in appointments will receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which the Chicago Department of Public Health has reported to be in “high demand from residents,” according to a news release from Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office.
Moderna Stock – Pfizer, Moderna Threaten to Halt Vaccine Deliveries After Israel Halts Payment Due to Political Bickering
Moderna Stock – Pfizer, Moderna Threaten to Halt Vaccine Deliveries After Israel Halts Payment Due to Political Bickering Netanyahu, on trial, is delaying selection of a new justice minister, and Gantz is blocking payment approval until a nomination is secured Pfizer and Moderna have frozen COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to Israel.