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Pfizer Already Working On Covid Vaccine Targeting 'Omicron': CEO
The current vaccine is "very effective" against Delta, the executive said, adding that the companies expect to be able to produce four billion vaccine doses in 2022.
Developing New Version Of Sputnik Vaccine Adapted To 'Omicron': Russia
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which supported the vaccine's development by the state-run Gamaleya Center, said that the centre "has already begun developing the new version of Sputnik vaccine adapted to Omicron."
"Race Against Time" To Tackle New Covid Variant: European Union Chief
"We know we are now in a race against time," Ursula von der Leyen said during a visit to Riga, adding that vaccine manufacturers needed two to three weeks "to get a full picture of the quality of the mutations".
Too Early To Know If New Covid Variant Needs New Vaccine: EU Medical Body
The EU has reacted with concern to news of the new strain, proposing that member states stop all flights to and from southern African where it was first discovered.
BioNTech And Pfizer Expect New Variant Impact Data "Within 2 Weeks"
The discovery of the new variant in South Africa has sparked global alarm, amid concerns its many mutations could make it even more dangerous than the highly contagious Delta strain.
U.S. “plans” to invest billions in manufacturing COVID-19 vaccine
The United States plans to invest billions of dollars in expanding COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing capacity and make available an additional one billion doses per year, White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients said on Wednesday.
AstraZeneca accused of breaking promises as it looks to make a profit on COVID-19 vaccine
More than a billion doses of the jab have so far been released around the world by AZ and its partners but until now they have been sold at cost.
PHARMAFIA: Why Pfizer Fights to Control Secret of $36 Billion Covid Vaccine Recipe?
The high-stakes dispute over price, profit and control that is shaping the pandemic endgame
Covid vaccines: NHS jabs more than 1m children aged 12-15 in England
More than a million children between 12 and 15 years old in England have received a Covid-19 vaccine.
Millions to be offered Covid booster jabs earlier to protect NHS over winter
Exclusive: boosters to be offered five months after second dose as part of major change to vaccination rollout programme
Berlin bans unvaccinated from entertainment venues, as Germany battles record-breaking Covid cases
Germany's capital Berlin will ban unvaccinated people from restaurants, bars, cinemas and other entertainment venues from Monday, as the country grapples with its highest surge in Covid-19 cases to date.
Europe at global epicentre as COVID deaths and cases continue to rise
COVID-19 deaths have increased by 10% in the World Health Organization's Europe and Central Asia region over the last week.
EU Lists Rare Spinal Condition As Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Side Effect
Reports of this serious neurological illness was also at the heart of trial halts in the early stages of development for both AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson's Covid shots, which are based on similar technology.
Germany advises on Covid-19 vaccine CHOICE for under-30s
Germany's vaccine advisory committee has recommended that those under 30 years of age receive Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid jab, citing increased incidences of post-vaccination heart inflammation in young people with Moderna's shot.
Unvaccinated Covid Patients To Pay Their Own Medical Bills If Hospitalised: Singapore
The government currently foots the complete COVID-19 medical bills of all Singaporeans, permanent residents (PRs) and long-term pass holders, other than for those who have tested positive soon after returning from overseas travel.
Man who received three doses of vaccines confirmed with Covid-19
A 56-year-old man from the United Kingdom who had received three doses of Covid-19 vaccines tested positive for the L452R variant.
US Finally Reopening Borders After 20 Months For Fully Vaccinated Travelers
The United States, from Monday, will require air passengers to be fully vaccinated and be tested within three days before travel. Airlines will be required to put in place a contact tracing system.
UK government could restrict travel for people who refuse Covid boosters
Sources say plans for travel restrictions being looked at, with 10m now having received third jabs
US Businesses Face January 4 Deadline To Get Workers Vaccinated
US President Joe Biden announced the mandate in September amid growing concern over the country's flagging vaccination rate.
FDA approves Pfizer jab for kids, but even they don’t seem sure it’s safe
American children have no choice but to act as experimental test subjects for the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to determine the jab’s safety, the Food and Drug Administration has apparently concluded. Good luck, kids!
Jen Psaki, White House press secretary to Joe Biden, tests positive for Covid
Psaki, who did not travel with the president to Europe, says her last contact with Biden was on Tuesday
US Authorises Pfizer Covid Vaccine For Children Aged 5 To 11
The decision to authorise the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 will pave the way for 28 million young Americans to soon get immunized.
Moderna Shot Could Start Being Used In Children, Teens Within Weeks: CEO
Moderna CEO Staphane Bancel said based on dialogue with the US Food and Drug Administration, he believes his company's COVID-19 vaccine will be authorized for 12- to 17-year-olds in the next few weeks.
What To Know About COVID-19 Vaccine For US Children
Pfizer and BioNTech have asked for authorization of a 10-microgram dose of the vaccine, a third of the dose size given to people 12 and older.
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