Pfizer and BioNTech said they submitted data to the European Medicines Agency, including late-stage results from a study testing their COVID-19 vaccine in more than 2,200 children.
U.S. officials stress that the priority is to get shots to the 66 million unvaccinated Americans who are eligible for immunization -- those most at risk as the extra-contagious delta variant of the coronavirus has burned across the country.
Pfizer announced in a tweet that it had formally filed its application with the Food and Drug Administration.
People over 65 years of age, Young adults with underlying health conditions and people whose jobs put them at high Covid-19 infection risk to get booster doses. Food And Drug Administration(FDA) gives approval.
The top infectious disease expert in the U.S. says the Food and Drug Administration's decision Monday should encourage people who cited lack of approval as a reason for not getting vaccinated
The plan, as outlined by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other top authorities, calls for an extra dose eight months after people get their second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
The action is expected for the Pfizer shot in the coming weeks. However, the Food and Drug Administration is yet to formally approve the vaccine.
The surge in infections in U.S is largely due to the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus, which has spread rapidly, particularly among unvaccinated people
The study supports recommendations that adults who are clinically vulnerable and those aged 70 years or over should be prioritised for booster doses
Fauci said clinical studies and laboratory data have yet to fully bear out the need for a booster to the current two-shot Pfizer and Moderna vaccines or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson regimen.
Two doses of most vaccines are critical to develop high levels of virus-fighting antibodies against all versions of the coronavirus, not just the delta variant -- and most of the world still is desperate to get those initial protective doses as the pandemic continues to rage.
The Public Health Agency of Canada is monitoring Lambda to see how it spreads and how it responds to vaccines, Tam said.
The study also found that the Pfizer vaccine successfully generates neutralising antibodies that give relatively good protection against Beta Covid variant
The African continent of 1.3 billion people is now in the grip of a third surge of infections that is 'extremely aggressive'.
The Food and Drug Administration in the US said the risk particularly follows the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccines, and symptoms usually appear within a few days of vaccination.
Pfizer and Moderna’s Covid-19 jabs are mRNA vaccines. They are produced by using the virus’ genetic code.
Pfizer CEO also observed that the domestically manufactured vaccines would be the backbone of vaccinating the Indian people.
President Joe Biden committed to share vaccines as it was in the public health and strategic interests of the U.S
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The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates