Japan’s Shionogi starts Phase II/III clinical trial for new COVID-19 vaccine

Japan's Shionogi starts Phase II/III clinical trial for new COVID-19 vaccine

TOKYO, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Japan’ Shionogi & Co Ltd (4507.T) said on Wednesday it had started a Phase II/III clinical trial for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate.The trial for the recombinant protein-based vaccine will take place in Japan and follows a Phase I trial in the country, Shionogi said in a statement. The company will … Read more

Philippines starts COVID-19 vaccinations for 12-17 year olds

Philippines starts COVID-19 vaccinations for 12-17 year olds

MANILA, Oct 15 (Reuters) – The Philippines started vaccinating young people aged 12-17 against the coronavirus on Friday, hoping it will enable schools to safely reopen even as the country battles one of Asia’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks.It follows many other countries in expanding its immunisation drive to minors.Authorities plan a pilot run of a return … Read more

EU starts real-time review of AstraZeneca COVID-19 antibody cocktail

EU starts real-time review of AstraZeneca COVID-19 antibody cocktail

The logo for AstraZeneca is seen outside its North America headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., March 22, 2021. REUTERS/Rachel WisniewskiTreatment is first COVID preventative shot other than vaccinesDrug, Evusheld, shown to save lives and prevent severe diseaseEMA gives no timeline for possible approvalOct 14 (Reuters) – Europe’s drug regulator said on Thursday it had started … Read more