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WASHINGTON: The United States is expected to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children age 12 and up by early next week, US media re...WASHINGTON: The United States is expected to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children age 12 and up by early next week, US media re...

US to authorize Pfizer vaccine for age 12 and up

WASHINGTON:The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is preparing to authorize Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE's COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents aged between 12 and 15 years by early next week, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing federal officials familiar with the agency's plans.WASHINGTON:The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is preparing to authorize Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE's COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents aged between 12 and 15 years by early next week, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing federal officials familiar with the agency's plans.

US FDA set to authorize Pfizer COVID-19 shot for ages 12-15 early next week | The Star

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New COVID-19 guidance issued by Gov. Jay Inslee allows more people at indoor and outdoor spectator events and indoor religious services if there are designated vaccination sections. The change affects capacity at sporting events, graduations and other events for counties in the second and third phases of the state's economic reopening plan. A vaccination card or other documentation that proves vaccination status will be needed for access to vaccination sections.New COVID-19 guidance issued by Gov. Jay Inslee allows more people at indoor and outdoor spectator events and indoor religious services if there are designated vaccination sections. The change affects capacity at sporting events, graduations and other events for counties in the second and third phases of the state's economic reopening plan. A vaccination card or other documentation that proves vaccination status will be needed for access to vaccination sections.

WA events can increase capacity with vaccinated sections | KOMO

WA events can increase capacity with vaccinated sections

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The FDA is reportedly preparing to authorize the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds within the next week, making a new phase in the U.S. vaccine rollout which many American parents have long been waiting for.Kids aged 12-15 could be able to start getting the shot next week.

FDA Set to Authorize Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Adolescents

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India is currently undergoing a devastating surge of COVID-19, with 400,000 daily cases two days in a row last week. Here's how to help.The country's daily toll for COVID-19 cases passed 400,000 two days in a row last week.

Where to Donate to Help India During COVID-19 Surge | Health.com

Pfizer (PFE) reports Q1 earnings before market open on May 4. Will strong vaccine sales accelerate earnings growth for a second straight quarter?Pfizer (PFE) reports Q1 earnings before market open on May 4. Will strong vaccine sales accelerate earnings growth for a second straight quarter?

Pfizer Earnings: What to Look For From PFE

European Medicine Agency started to evaluate if application of BioNTech/Pfizer jabs can be extended to ages 12-15 - Anadolu AgencyEuropean Medicine Agency started to evaluate if application of BioNTech/Pfizer jabs can be extended to ages 12-15 - Anadolu Agency

EU drug agency reviewing BioNTech shots for ages 12-15

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The push to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19 is running into difficulties. We looked at if there's anything we can learn from past vaccine campaigns that helped nearly eradicate diseases like polio and measles in the United States. The push to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19 is running into difficulties. We looked at if there's anything we can learn from past vaccine campaigns that helped nearly eradicate diseases like polio and measles in the United States.

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Big-power muscle flexing helps explain much of the world’s vaccine inequities, but there's another reason behind insufficient doses: The challenge of making them is unprecedented.Big-power muscle flexing helps explain much of the world’s vaccine inequities, but there's another reason behind insufficient doses: The challenge of making them is unprecedented.

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The biotech's COVID-19 vaccine could be on a fast track to win authorization in India.The biotech's COVID-19 vaccine could be on a fast track to win authorization in India.

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Shares of Pfizer Inc. undefined gained 2.2% in trading on Monday after the pharmaceutical company said it will donate $70 million in medicine to India, which...Shares of Pfizer Inc. undefined gained 2.2% in trading on Monday after the pharmaceutical company said it will donate $70 million in medicine to India, which...

Pfizer says it submitted application for COVID-19 vaccine to Indian regulators 'months ago' - MarketWatch

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Pfizer Inc said on Monday it told the Indian government that there was no concern over the safety of its COVID-19 vaccine, as the country insists on small local trials for foreign shots despite a record surge in infections and shortage of doses.Pfizer Inc said on Monday it told the Indian government that there was no concern over the safety of its COVID-19 vaccine, as the country insists on small local trials for foreign shots despite a record surge in infections and shortage of doses.

Pfizer says it told India there is no safety concern with its COVID-19 vaccine | Reuters

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Pfizer vaccine to be given after six weeks, AstraZaneca up to four monthsPfizer vaccine to be given after six weeks, AstraZaneca up to four months

COVID-19: Kuwait to delay second dose of vaccine amid shortage | Kuwait – Gulf News

Pfizer vaccine to be given after six weeks, AstraZaneca up to four monthsPfizer vaccine to be given after six weeks, AstraZaneca up to four months

COVID-19: Kuwait to delay second dose of vaccine amid shortage | Kuwait – Gulf News

The government also expects Johnson & Johnson to release stock by MayThe government also expects Johnson & Johnson to release stock by May

Pfizer to ship 4.5 million vaccine doses to South Africa by June | World – Gulf News

The government also expects Johnson & Johnson to release stock by MayThe government also expects Johnson & Johnson to release stock by May

Pfizer to ship 4.5 million vaccine doses to South Africa by June | World – Gulf News

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Approval would bolster US vaccine drive and help ease parents’ worries over kids’ exposure to virusApproval would bolster US vaccine drive and help ease parents’ worries over kids’ exposure to virus

US to authorize Pfizer vaccine for ages 12-15 early next week - report | US healthcare | The Guardian

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The Pfizer vaccine is currently authorized for people 16 and older in the United StatesThe Pfizer vaccine is currently authorized for people 16 and older in the United States

US to authorize Pfizer vaccine for age 12 and up: report

Quebec pushing for 80% vaccination rate, Drouin says. Appointments now open to people 45+

COVID-19 updates, May 3: Curfew in Montreal, Laval goes back to 9:30 p.m. | Montreal Gazette

South Africa is battling the worst coronavirus outbreak on the continent.South Africa is battling the worst coronavirus outbreak on the continent.

Pfizer to send 4.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to South Africa - Axios

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for young adults ages 12 and older by next week, setting up shots for many before the beginning of the next school year.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for young adults ages 12 and older by next week, setting up shots for many before the beginning of the next school year.

FDA expected to OK Pfizer vaccine for some youth 12 and older - Los Angeles Times

Inside a facility in Chesterfield, Missouri, trillions of bacteria are producing tiny loops of DNA containing coronavirus genes – the raw material for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. It’s the start of a complex manufacturing and testing process that takes 60 days and involves Pfizer facilities in three states. The result will be millions of doses of […]Inside a facility in Chesterfield, Missouri, trillions of bacteria are producing tiny loops of DNA containing coronavirus genes – the raw material for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. It’s the start of a complex manufacturing and testing process that takes 60 days and involves Pfizer facilities in three states. The result will be millions of doses of […]

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COVID-19 "Breakthrough Cases" come from people who test positive for COVID-19 after they are already fully vaccinated. Missouri reported just 14 of these particular cases to Federal Health Officials, even though 96 such cases have been detected in just the state's largest county. Some cases have even been found in Boone County. Officials with the Columbia and Boone County Health Department said three Boone County Residents have been hospitalized two weeks after their second COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 "Breakthrough Cases" come from people who test positive for COVID-19 after they are already fully vaccinated. Missouri reported just 14 of these particular cases to Federal Health Officials, even though 96 such cases have been detected in just the state's largest county. Some cases have even been found in Boone County. Officials with the Columbia and Boone County Health Department said three Boone County Residents have been hospitalized two weeks after their second COVID-19 vaccine.

Missouri sees a few COVID-19 "Breakthrough Cases" | KRCG

Missouri sees a few COVID-19 "Breakthrough Cases"

The company reiterated that the safety and efficacy data had been backed by regulatory authorities in the United States, Britain, Japan and the World Health Organization - agencies that India endorses.The company reiterated that the safety and efficacy data had been backed by regulatory authorities in the United States, Britain, Japan and the World Health Organization - agencies that India endorses.

No Concerns Over Safety, Assures Pfizer As Govt Insists On Local Trials For Foreign Shots

The German company was among the top gainers as the biotech sector regained lost footing.. Read more at straitstimes.com.Companies & Markets News -The German company was among the top gainers as the biotech sector regained lost footing.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

BioNTech share price soars to record as vaccine success spurs on biotechs, Companies & Markets News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Dr. Bill Petri says the reasoning behind keeping the same vaccine, is based on how the studies on the vaccines were completed.Dr. Bill Petri says the reasoning behind keeping the same vaccine, is based on how the studies on the vaccines were completed.

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THE HAGUE: Europe's medicines watchdog said Monday (May 3) it had begun evaluating the use of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to ...THE HAGUE: Europe's medicines watchdog said Monday (May 3) it had begun evaluating the use of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to ...

EU drug agency starts COVID-19 jab evaluation for 12- to 15-year olds - CNA

Sri Lanka has received its first batch of the Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine. The 15,000 doses were flown in early hours of Tuesday to the Indian ocean island nation which is struggling to obtain COVID-19 vaccines because of the delay in getting them from the neighboring India. Sri Lanka has ordered 13 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine from the Russia’s Gamaleya Institute.Sri Lanka has received its first batch of the Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine. The 15,000 doses were flown in early hours of Tuesday to the Indian ocean island nation which is struggling to obtain COVID-19 vaccines because of the delay in getting them from the neighboring India. Sri Lanka has ordered 13 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine from the Russia’s Gamaleya Institute.

The Latest: Sri Lanka receives 1st batch of Sputnik V shots

The FDA is expected to authorize Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for kids age 12 and older by next week, setting up shots before the beginning of the next school year.The FDA is expected to authorize Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for kids age 12 and older by next week, setting up shots before the beginning of the next school year.

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Canada is continuing to stand by the decision to extend the interval between COVID-19 doses to four months.Canada is continuing to stand by the decision to extend the interval between COVID-19 doses to four months.

New data reportedly supports extended 4-month vaccine dose interval - 680 NEWS

Covid oral pill could be ready by year-end: Pfizer CEO Greater Kashmir | US-based pharmaceutical major Pfizer's Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla said that the company's Covid-19 oral antiviral pill, which is in early-stageCovid oral pill could be ready by year-end: Pfizer CEO Greater Kashmir | US-based pharmaceutical major Pfizer's Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla said that the company's Covid-19 oral antiviral pill, which is in early-stage

Covid oral pill could be ready by year-end: Pfizer CEO | Greater Kashmir

Major changes to the United Center’s COVID-19 vaccination site start Monday.Major changes to the United Center’s COVID-19 vaccination site start Monday.

Changes to United Center COVID Vaccinations Start Monday – NBC Chicago

South Africa said a delivery of 1.1 million Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines has been delayed pending further safety checks, the latest blow to the…South Africa said a delivery of 1.1 million Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines has been delayed pending further safety checks, the latest blow to the country’s stop-start inoculation program.

South Africa could miss 17 May vaccine deadline due to J&J delay

President Biden predicted Monday that the United States would be in a "very different position" by the end of the summer when it comes to the number of Americans vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. "I've worked very hard to make sure we have over 600 million doses of vaccine," Biden said. "We are going to continue to make sure that is available. We are going to increase that number across the board as well so we can also be helping other...

Biden: US will be in 'very different position' by summer in coronavirus fight

Families and pediatricians have been eager for a vaccine to become available for children, particularly in advance of the next school year.Families and pediatricians have been eager for a vaccine to become available for children, particularly in advance of the next school year.

FDA appears poised to authorize Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for adolescents by next week - The Washington Post

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Pfizer wants to expand eligibility for its coronavirus vaccine to youths ages 12 to 15, a move welcomed by area parents and pediatricians.Pfizer wants to expand eligibility for its coronavirus vaccine to youths ages 12 to 15, a move welcomed by area parents and pediatricians.

Parents, pediatricians eagerly await vaccine approval for children, younger teens :: WRAL.com

Monday's roundup covers covid cases, herd immunity, travel orders, wasted vaccines, shot anxiety, ACA rules, drug pricing, opioids and more.Monday’s roundup covers covid cases, herd immunity, travel orders, wasted vaccines, shot anxiety, ACA rules, drug pricing, opioids and more.

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