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Pfizer, BioNTech begin clinical trial for Omicron-specific vaccine

25 Jan 2022

World
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.

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

20 Sep 2021

World
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.

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

14 Sep 2021

World
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.

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

23 Aug 2021

World
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.

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

21 Aug 2021

World
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.

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

26 Mar 2021

World
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.

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine shows 66% strong efficacy

29 Jan 2021

Technology
Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine shows 66% strong efficacy

Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) much-awaited COVID-19 vaccine has reportedly exhibited strong protection against the virus.

Over 10 lakh inoculated, India's vaccination drive picks pace

22 Jan 2021

India
Over 10 lakh inoculated, India's vaccination drive picks pace

After the first day of the massive coronavirus vaccination drive in India led to disappointing results — the target of inoculating three lakh healthcare workers wasn't met — the country picked pace and 10,43,534 people have now been given the first dose of either Covishield or COVAXIN, data from Health Ministry revealed.

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

17 Jan 2021

World
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.

Sleeves up! Coronavirus vaccination drive could begin on January 13

05 Jan 2021

India
Sleeves up! Coronavirus vaccination drive could begin on January 13

The first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in India will most likely be administered on January 13, a statement from a top official of the Union Health Ministry indicated on Tuesday.

Full lockdown imposed in England as coronavirus cases surge

05 Jan 2021

World
Full lockdown imposed in England as coronavirus cases surge

England's 56 million people were ordered to stay at home by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday, as the United Kingdom struggles to contain a new variant of coronavirus.

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

01 Jan 2021

World
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.

COVID-19 vaccine: Centre to start dry run in four states

27 Dec 2020

India
COVID-19 vaccine: Centre to start dry run in four states

Ahead of the grant of emergency approval to a vaccine for COVID-19, the Centre is looking forward to starting a dry run in four states from Monday.

UK claims South Africa's COVID variant more dangerous, latter rejects

26 Dec 2020

World
UK claims South Africa's COVID variant more dangerous, latter rejects

South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has strongly rejected UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock's claim that the African country's new coronavirus strain is more contagious than the one in the United Kingdom.

Coronavirus: 22 who returned to India from UK test positive

23 Dec 2020

India
Coronavirus: 22 who returned to India from UK test positive

At least 22 people who returned to India from the United Kingdom in the past few days have tested positive for COVID-19.

Can prepare vaccine against mutated virus in 6 weeks: BioNTech

22 Dec 2020

Technology
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.

US President-elect Joe Biden receives coronavirus vaccine on live television

22 Dec 2020

World
US President-elect Joe Biden receives coronavirus vaccine on live television

On Monday, United States President-elect Joe Biden received the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine on live television, in an obvious bid to junk myths about the doses and tell Americans that it is safe to get inoculated.

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

19 Dec 2020

Entertainment
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.

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

19 Dec 2020

World
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.

United States has approved Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, says Trump

18 Dec 2020

World
United States has approved Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, says Trump

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in the United States, outgoing President Donald Trump announced ahead of the nation's drug regulator.

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

18 Dec 2020

Technology
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.

FDA advisors recommend Emergency Use Authorization of Moderna vaccine

18 Dec 2020

World
FDA advisors recommend Emergency Use Authorization of Moderna vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration's advisory panel, comprising external experts, has given an emergency use approval to Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, making it the second drug after Pfizer to receive such an authorization in less than a week.

French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for coronavirus

17 Dec 2020

World
French President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for coronavirus

French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for coronavirus, joining the long list of notable international personalities to have contracted the disease, that originated in China late last year.

US angling to secure more of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine

17 Dec 2020

World
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.

Moderna vaccine has 'no specific safety concerns,' says US regulator

15 Dec 2020

Technology
Moderna vaccine has 'no specific safety concerns,' says US regulator

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine has been found safe and effective, the United States Food and Drug Administration said in a report on Tuesday.

US, where over 300,000 died of coronavirus, starts vaccination drive

15 Dec 2020

World
US, where over 300,000 died of coronavirus, starts vaccination drive

The biggest ever vaccination drive in the United States started on Monday, as health workers were given the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

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

13 Dec 2020

Entertainment
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.

How Delhi plans to carry out COVID-19 vaccinations

13 Dec 2020

India
How Delhi plans to carry out COVID-19 vaccinations

Ahead of the licensing of a COVID-19 vaccine, the Delhi government has been working on a plan to conduct vaccinations.

Kerala becomes fourth state to promise free COVID-19 vaccines

12 Dec 2020

India
Kerala becomes fourth state to promise free COVID-19 vaccines

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that COVID-19 vaccines will be provided for free in the state.

Here's how the government is planning to conduct COVID-19 vaccinations

12 Dec 2020

India
Here's how the government is planning to conduct COVID-19 vaccinations

With licensing for COVID-19 vaccines expected in the coming weeks, the government has drafted a plan for vaccination campaigns.

Pfizer vaccine: UK issues allergy warning after two adverse reactions

09 Dec 2020

World
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.

COVID-19 vaccine may get license in coming weeks: Health Ministry

08 Dec 2020

India
COVID-19 vaccine may get license in coming weeks: Health Ministry

India may license some COVID-19 vaccines in the next few weeks, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

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

08 Dec 2020

World
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.

Pfizer seeks emergency approval for COVID-19 vaccine in India

06 Dec 2020

Technology
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.

Indians willing to travel to UK to get coronavirus vaccine

03 Dec 2020

India
Indians willing to travel to UK to get coronavirus vaccine

After the British government approved the coronavirus vaccine developed by US-based Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech, a number of Indians contacted travel agents, showing a willingness to travel to the country to get inoculated.

Putin orders Russian authorities to start mass COVID-19 vaccinations

02 Dec 2020

World
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.

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

02 Dec 2020

World
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.

Russia's Sputnik V at least 91% effective, early data suggests

24 Nov 2020

Technology
Russia's Sputnik V at least 91% effective, early data suggests

The Russian vaccine for COVID-19, called Sputnik V, has been found at least 91% effective in the second interim analysis.

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

19 Nov 2020

Technology
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.

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

18 Nov 2020

Technology
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.