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European Union To Decide On Covid Booster Shot Next Month
An European Medicines Agency expert also said the "evidence was becoming clearer" on the need for boosters shortly after the first jabs for people with weakened immune systems.
Covid-19: How effective is a third vaccine dose?
From squandering global vaccine supplies to the possibility of undermining immunity from the first two doses, booster programmes are a surprisingly complicated business.
UK study to test MIXED Covid vaccines on children & teens to determine best approach for 2nd doses
British researchers are set to study the effects of mixed vaccine schedules on children and teens, hoping to figure out whether second doses have the intended immune response in youths amid concerns of possible side effects.
Brazil Wants To Halt Teen Shots After 1 Death, Health Agency Says No Proof
Sao Paulo state, the country's most populous, said it has already vaccinated nearly 2.5 million people under 18 years old.
Israel's COVID-19 surge shows the world what's coming next
Infections jumped because of the prevalence of cases among the unvaccinated
Rich states should stop hoarding Covid vaccines for boosters not yet backed by science, redirect jabs to Africa – African Union
Wealthy states should send their Covid jabs to under-vaccinated Africa rather than stashing doses away for booster shots which are not yet proven to be necessary, the African Union’s (AU) top health official has said.
Moderna developing two-in-one booster shot for Covid-19 and flu
Moderna has announced that it is developing a single-dose vaccine to bring to the market that will combine a two-in-one booster shot that protects against both Covid-19 and flu.
Israel’s grand booster vaccine experiment as the world watches on
As Covid cases spike, Israel is embarking upon the world’s first vaccine booster programme. Will it work - and what happens if it doesn’t? By Anshel Pfeffer
Woman in New Zealand dies from heart inflammation following Pfizer jab
The woman developed myocarditis — a known, rare side effect of mRNA COVID-19 vaccination.
COVID-19 Has More Blood Clot Threat Than Vaccines, Says UK Study: Report
COVID-19 Oxford Study: The research used findings from more than 29 million people who were vaccinated with the first doses of either vaccine between December 2020 and April 2021.
Pfizer Jab Side Effects In 12-15 Year Olds Mild To Moderate: Study
Authors of the study said that the study numbers are small but the data are representative of those teens most likely to benefit from the vaccination.
New York City Mandates Covid Vaccines For Teachers
Coronavirus: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said every department of education employee must receive at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine by September 27.
US Grants Pfizer Covid Vaccine Full Approval
Coronavirus: The move could trigger a new wave of vaccine mandates as the Delta variant batters the United States.
Are Covid booster jabs necessary?
Evidence about efficacy of additional dose of vaccine is unclear as some raise moral argument
Delta variant renders herd immunity from Covid ‘mythical’
Head of Oxford Vaccine Group rules out overall immunity, but also questions need for booster jabs
Switzerland Approves Second Covid Vaccine For Young People
The Swissmedic regulatory authority, which has already approved the Pfizer-BioNTech jab for over-12s, said results from an ongoing study showed Moderna had 93 percent efficacy in the young age group.
No Need Yet To Adapt Pfizer Vaccine For Covid Variants: BioNTech Chief
"It is quite possible that in the next six to 12 months, further variants will emerge and that would require adaptation of the vaccine but it is at the moment not yet the case," Ugur Sahin said.
Double Vaccinated? You're 3 Times Less Likely To Get COVID-19, Says Study
Coronavirus: The study also suggests double vaccinated people are also less likely to pass on the virus to others.
WHO Calls For Moratorium On COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Till September End
World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged the countries and companies controlling the supply of doses to change course immediately and prioritise less wealthy states.
London’s famous Heaven nightclub to give out COVID vaccines
A popular LGBTQ+ inclusive nightclub is set to become the UK’s first club to be turned into a pop-up “vax centre” offering its visitors a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech jab.
Germany To Offer Covid Booster Shots From September
Germany: Mobile vaccination teams should be sent into care and nursing homes, the text says, to offer Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna booster shots to residents, regardless of which vaccine they had originally.
Pfizer says third dose of vaccine could boost protection against Delta
A third dose of the Pfizer vaccine could “strongly” boost protection against the Delta variant, according to claims made by the firm and its partner BioNTech.
Israel Approves COVID-19 Vaccines For At Risk Children Aged 5-11
The health ministry issued a list of medical problems like -- children with brain, heart or lung problems and others-- where a vaccination was advised.
Thanks to Delta variant: Pfizer raises 2021 sales estimate for COVID-19 vaccine to $ 33.5 billion
Pfizer raised its sales forecast for the COVID-19 vaccine, which was jointly developed with Germany’s BioNTech, to $ 33.5 billion on Wednesday, up 28.8%. According to the company, vaccine sales forecasts are based on 2.1 billion contract...
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