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 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: Biggest vaccination drive begins in US as trucks carrying Pfizer vaccine hit roads

The biggest vaccination drive in the history of US started on Sunday (December 13) as trucks carrying Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine pulled out of a Michigan warehouse. It is learnt that 636 hospitals and clinics across the states will be delivered the Pfizer vaccines under Operation Warp Speed. Sources said that trucks carrying about 184,275 vials … Read more

COVID-19: UK regulator makes big claim after 4 Pfizer vaccine volunteers develop Bell's palsy in US

UK drug regulator Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has allayed fears of Bell’s palsy being associated with coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech after four participants of a US trials suffered from the facial paralysis.  The vaccine has been developed by US-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German biotechnology company BioNTech. According to reports, four … Read more

Pfizer prepares U.S. COVID-19 vaccine rollout

New Delhi: The first trucks carrying Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines pulled out of a Michigan manufacturing facility Sunday (December 13). Shipments of the Pfizer vaccine will set in motion the biggest vaccination effort in the history of the United States of America. The shipments from the factory to its final destination will be delivered under the … Read more

COVID-19: Pfizer vaccine would be free to all Americans, says President Trump after US FDA approval

A day after the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) granted an emergency use authorization to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, President Donald Trump on Saturday (December 12) said that the US will start rolling out the vaccine “in less than 24 hours.” “The first vaccine will be administered in less than 24 hours,” Trump said in … Read more

US authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, first shot to be administered in 'less than 24 hours'

New York: The US Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer`s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use on Friday for the prevention of coronavirus disease in individuals 16 years of age and older.  “The FDA`s authorization for emergency use of the first COVID-19 vaccine is a significant milestone in battling this devastating pandemic that has affected so … 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: Four Pfizer vaccine volunteers develop Bell's palsy – Read details here

As the United Kingdom started inoculating people with the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, four volunteers who were administered the vaccine in the trial stage developed Bell’s palsy, according to US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulators. Bell’s palsy is a form of temporary facial paralysis.  The US FDA regulators, however, noted that it was … Read more

Canada approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, first shots likely next week

TORONTO: Canada on Wednesday approved its first COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for doses of the Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE shots to be delivered and administered across the country. Canada is the third country after the United Kingdom and Bahrain to give the green light to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Canada has a temporary accelerated … Read more

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