European Union clears Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for first inoculations

Amsterdam: The European Union geared up to start mass vaccinations against COVID-19 just after Christmas after the shot developed by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech cleared regulatory hurdles on Monday (December 21). European Union countries including Germany, France, Austria and Italy have said they plan to start vaccinations from Dec. 27 as Europe tries … Read more

US head nurse faints during press briefing, received COVID vaccine shot hours back

Tennessee: Tiffany Dover, a head nurse at Chattanooga Hospital in Tennessee, created a stir after she passed out during a press briefing from CHI Memorial Hospital. According to reports, the Dover was addressing media informing them that her team was among the first one to receive Pfizer-Bion Tech’s coronavirus vaccine shot. However, while taking up … Read more

US FDA panel authorizes Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

WASHINGTON: Moderna has become the second company to get emergency use authorisation for its anti-coronavirus vaccine from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a week after the one developed by Pfizer received a similar approval. According to an official statement, the FDA has determined that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has met the statutory criteria … Read more

After Pfizer, US FDA panel recommends emergency use of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel has endorsed the emergency use of Moderna Inc`s coronavirus vaccine, assuring of a second option against the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel overwhelmingly voted in favour of the use of the vaccine with 20-0 votes and one abstention.  The committee voted that the benefits of the Moderna … Read more

US Vice President Mike Pence to get vaccinated publicly against COVID-19

Washington: US Vice President Mike Pence will be receiving COVID-19 vaccine publicly on Friday (December 18) as part of the initiative to build confidence among the public about the vaccine. According to a report by The Hill, Pence, the leader of the White House coronavirus task force, second lady Karen Pence and Surgeon General Jerome … Read more

COVID-19: US FDA panel votes in favor of authorizing Pfizer's vaccine

A US government advisory panel gave its approval for the widespread use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, taking the country another step forward to launching a full scale vaccination campaign against the pandemic which has killed close to 300,000 Americans. All eyes now turn to the FDA staff scientists who will give their acceptance for the … Read more

COVID-19: Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine deliveries could start by this month, if 'all goes well'

In a good news, BioNTech Chief Executive Ugur Sahin on Wednesday (November 18) said that deliveries of coronavirus vaccine developed by BioNTech-Pfizer could come as early as Christmas this year, if ‘all goes well’. “If all goes well I could imagine that we gain approval (from US FDA) in the second half of December and … Read more

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