BioNTech: News

25 Jan 2022


Pfizer, BioNTech begin clinical trial for Omicron-specific vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech have begin the clinical trial for a vaccine against the Omicron variant of coronavirus, the companies said on Tuesday.

20 Sep 2021


Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine 'safe' for kids aged 5-11; generates 'robust immunity'

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has been found safe for children between five to 11 years of age and generates a "robust" immune response, the companies said on Monday.

14 Sep 2021


England school children aged 12-15yrs to be offered COVID-19 vaccine

School children aged between 12 and 15 years will be offered a first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine starting next week, the UK government has announced after the country's Chief Medical Officers gave their go-ahead for the jabs for younger age groups.

23 Aug 2021


US: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine officially granted full approval by FDA

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has finally received full approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday for use in people aged 16 and above in the country.

21 Aug 2021


Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to get US-FDA's full approval next week

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reportedly set to grant full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech's two-dose COVID-19 vaccine next week, expediting the previous timeline for licensing the vaccine.

26 Mar 2021


Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine being tested on children under 12

American pharma giant Pfizer and German company BioNTech began testing their coronavirus vaccine on children, aged under 12, reports Reuters.

17 Jan 2021


Norway raises COVID-19 vaccine concerns for elderly after 29 deaths

Norway has expressed concern over the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech among older populations as 29 people died after receiving the shot.

WHO approves Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday granted "emergency validation" to the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, making it the first vaccine to be given such an approval by the United Nations body.

22 Dec 2020


Can prepare vaccine against mutated virus in 6 weeks: BioNTech

Ugur Sahin, the co-founder and CEO of the German drugmaker BioNTech, displayed confidence that their COVID-19 vaccine can work against the new strain of the coronavirus.

19 Dec 2020


Ian 'Magneto' McKellen gets first COVID-19 vaccine dose, is 'euphoric'

Our very own metal-bending mutant Magneto has been given the power to fight coronavirus, thanks to the vaccine.

19 Dec 2020


Coronavirus vaccine could turn you into 'crocodile': Brazil's President

Jair Bolsonaro, the President of Brazil, who tested positive for coronavirus twice, has given a bizarre statement about vaccines. He suggested that the one developed by Pfizer and BioNTech could turn people into "crocodiles," and that the company won't take any responsibility.

18 Dec 2020


COVID-19 vaccine: India to produce 300 million Sputnik V doses

India will reportedly produce around 300 million doses of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine called Sputnik V.

17 Dec 2020

Donald Trump

US angling to secure more of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine

U.S. officials have said that they are actively negotiating for additional purchases of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine after they missed the chance to lock in a contract this summer since it was still unclear how well the shots would work.

13 Dec 2020


Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has tested positive for COVID-19

The world needs to "be kind" to Ellen DeGeneres, as she needs kindness and a lot of prayers from her fans now.

09 Dec 2020


Pfizer vaccine: UK issues allergy warning after two adverse reactions

British medicine regulator on Wednesday advised people with a history of significant allergic reactions against getting the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.

08 Dec 2020


COVID-19 vaccine: 90-year-old woman receives first Pfizer shot in UK

A 90-year-old woman in the United Kingdom has become the world's first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech outside of clinical trials.

06 Dec 2020


Pfizer seeks emergency approval for COVID-19 vaccine in India

United States-based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has sought emergency approval for its COVID-19 vaccine from India's drug regulator.

02 Dec 2020


Putin orders Russian authorities to start mass COVID-19 vaccinations

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered authorities to start mass voluntary vaccinations for COVID-19.

02 Dec 2020


UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine; first doses expected next week

The United Kingdom on Wednesday gave emergency approval to Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the first Western country to allow mass immunization against the viral disease.

19 Nov 2020


Deliveries of Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine could start before Christmas

The world, battered by coronavirus pandemic, would get relief as early as Christmas, as the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech could be out by then, an official from the German company said.

18 Nov 2020


Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine '95% effective'; to seek emergency US authorization

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German drugmaker BioNTech on Wednesday said their COVID-19 vaccine has been found 95% effective in final trials.

16 Nov 2020

Johnson & Johnson

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine found to be 95% effective: Details here

American biotech company Moderna Therapeutics has announced that its COVID-19 vaccine was found to be nearly 95% effective in preventing the novel coronavirus disease.

10 Nov 2020


Meet the husband-wife duo behind Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine

United States pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech had on Monday announced that their COVID-19 vaccine candidate is over 90% effective based on initial data from a large study.

10 Nov 2020

Donald Trump

Trump says Pfizer withheld announcement on COVID-19 vaccine before election

United States President Donald Trump has accused pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and the US Food and Drug Administration of delaying the announcement on a COVID-19 vaccine until after the 2020 Presidential election.

09 Nov 2020


Pfizer, BioNTech say their COVID-19 vaccine is over 90% effective

United States pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech have said their COVID-19 vaccine is over 90% effective, according to initial data from a large study.

12 Aug 2020


Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in human trials: Details here

The COVID-19 candidate vaccine jointly developed by American pharma giant Pfizer and German biotech company BioNTech has shown promise in early human trials.