Covid vaccine stockpiles: Could 241m doses go to waste?

Joe Biden wants more global vaccine equality but the US and other nations have not backed promises with action. Source link

Pfizer Says COVID Vaccine Is Safe, Effective for Kids 5-11

Sept. 20, 2021 — With record numbers of COVID-19 cases being reported in kids, Pfizer and its partner BioNTech have announced that their mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 is safe and appears to generate a protective immune response in children as young as 5. The companies have been testing a lower dose of the… Continue reading Pfizer Says COVID Vaccine Is Safe, Effective for Kids 5-11

Covid vaccine: India to resume vaccine exports from October

The world’s largest vaccine maker halted exports in April to meet domestic demand as cases rose. Source link

Covid: Vaccine volunteers sought for children's second dose study

Dr Katrina Cathie, from University Hospital Southampton, said initial results of the trial were expected at about Christmas and would “directly inform decisions about the roll-out of a second dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in this age group in the spring”. Source link

As Opioid Deaths Climb, Human Trials Begin for Vaccine

Sept. 15, 2021 — Opioid-related drug overdose deaths in the United States exploded to an estimated record high of 69,031 people in 2020, topping the 49,860 deaths logged in 2019, according to a new report from the CDC. Most of the deaths involved synthetic opioids such as fentanyl. President Joe Biden has pledged… Continue reading As Opioid Deaths Climb, Human Trials Begin for Vaccine

Covid vaccine: No suggestion booster would be needed twice a year – chief medics

There is no suggestion the booster jab programme will have to reoccur every six months, the chair of the vaccines advisory body (JCVI) has said. Speaking at a briefing, the UK’s chief medical officers read out their latest advice about coronavirus vaccinations and the plan to offer over-50s a booster jab. Prof Wei Shen Lim… Continue reading Covid vaccine: No suggestion booster would be needed twice a year – chief medics

Covid booster vaccine rollout to begin next week

Experts say a single dose of Pfizer should be offered at least six months after a second dose. Source link

UK scraps Covid-19 vaccine deal with French firm Valneva

In a statement on its website, Valneva said: “Valneva SE, a specialty vaccine company, today announced that it has received a termination notice from the UK Government (HMG) in relation to the Supply Agreement for its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, VLA2001. Source link

England vaccine passport plans ditched, Sajid Javid says

A vaccine passport scheme for nightclubs and large events in England will not go ahead, minister says. Source link

Biden Vaccine Mandate Rule Could Be Ready Within Weeks

Companies that refuse to follow the standard could be fined $13,600 per violation, Zients said. Michaels said he doesn’t expect enforcement to be a big issue, and he said we’re likely to see the rule well before it is final. “Most employers are law-abiding. When OSHA issues a standard, they try to… Continue reading Biden Vaccine Mandate Rule Could Be Ready Within Weeks