Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine shows 90.7pc efficacy in children

Covid-19 claims eight more lives, infects 555 others

WASHINGTON: Sixteen children in the trial who had received a placebo got Covid-19, compared with three who were vaccinated, Pfizer said in briefing documents submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration.Because more than twice as many children in the 2,268-participant trial were given the vaccine than placebo, that equates to better than 90% efficacy. … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Murupara doesn’t want Pfizer vaccine, kaumātua says

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Murupara doesn't want Pfizer vaccine, kaumātua says

Kahu18 Oct, 2021 07:18 AM3 minutes to readThe town of Murupara has the lowest vaccination rate in the country. Video / Māori TelevisionOriginally published by Māori TelevisionA Murupara kaumātua says he and other local Māori don’t want the Pfizer vaccine and are waiting for other vaccines they think will be more effective.The central North Island … Read more

Covid-19: Nearly all Pfizer vaccines in central storage must be used before January expiry date

Covid-19: Nearly all Pfizer vaccines in central storage must be used before January expiry date

Nearly a million Pfizer Covid vaccine doses are due to expire by the end of the January, but Medsafe says the vials will be used “well before” then. As many as 55,770 vials of Pfizer – each containing up to six doses – are due to expire before the end of the year. Another 101,790 … Read more

Pfizer Covid booster recipients ‘want a normal Thanksgiving’ after getting third shots

Pfizer Covid booster recipients 'want a normal Thanksgiving' after getting third shots

Lalain Reyeg administers a COVID-19 booster vaccine and an influenza vaccine to Army veteran Gary Nasakaitis at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital on September 24, 2021 in Hines, Illinois.Scott Olson | Getty ImagesMassachusetts resident Preston Alexander, 66, was elated when he found out last week he was eligible to receive a booster dose of Pfizer and BioNTech’s … Read more

Pfizer Submits Favorable Initial Data To The FDA On Kids’ COVID-19 Vaccine Trial : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Pfizer Submits Favorable Initial Data To The FDA On Kids' COVID-19 Vaccine Trial : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Pfizer and BioNTech say they will submit a formal request for emergency use authorization of the vaccine in young children “in the coming weeks,” as they share data with the FDA about trials for kids from 5 up to 12. Here, a healthcare worker administers a dose of the vaccine to an older child at … Read more

Pfizer begins study for COVID-19 antiviral drug

Pfizer begins study for COVID-19 antiviral drug

Pfizer logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration photo taken March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationSept 27 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) said on Monday it has started a mid-to-late-stage study testing its investigational oral antiviral drug, to be co-administered with HIV drug ritonavir, for the prevention of COVID-19 infection.Reporting … Read more

Mexico to use Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on at-risk kids

Mexico to use Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on at-risk kids

Ely Herrera, a health worker, injects a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a mass vaccination program at Lear Corporation in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico August 24, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Luis GonzalezMEXICO CITY, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The COVID-19 vaccine by U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer (PFE.N) will be the only one used in Mexico … Read more

Queensland records no new COVID-19 cases as ‘super Pfizer weekend’ sees vaccination rates soar

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

There have been no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases recorded in Queensland as people turn out in large numbers to get vaccinated at walk-in hubs. The state also detected no new cases in hotel quarantine, making it a “double donut” day.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Saturday was a record day for vaccinations in Queensland, with 31,004 jabs … Read more