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Moderna Shot Could Start Being Used In Children, Teens Within Weeks: CEO
Moderna CEO Staphane Bancel said based on dialogue with the US Food and Drug Administration, he believes his company's COVID-19 vaccine will be authorized for 12- to 17-year-olds in the next few weeks.
What To Know About COVID-19 Vaccine For US Children
Pfizer and BioNTech have asked for authorization of a 10-microgram dose of the vaccine, a third of the dose size given to people 12 and older.
EU Drug Watchdog Backs Moderna Booster For All Over-18s
Spikevax is the second booster to be given the green light after Pfizer/Biontech's Comirnaty jab earlier this month.
Third Dose Of Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine 95.6% Effective: Study
The clinical phase three trials were conducted when Delta was the prevalent strain, Pfizer said in a statement.
Boris Johnson Government Under Spotlight As Covid Cases Rise Again In UK
Coronavirus: For two weeks, the number of new cases in Britain has wavered between 35,000 and 40,000 a day.
Prof Sarah Gilbert, Covid vaccine creator: Now let’s take on 12 more diseases
Medical science has transformed the pandemic, and the experimental technologies that helped develop vaccines in record time have strapped rocket boosters to scientific ambitions. Could we be entering a golden age of new vaccines?
Vaccine Mix-And-Match Approach Bolsters Antibodies, Says Study
The US government-sponsored trial is the first major US study to compare the effects of using different vaccines as boosters from the initial shot or shots.
What we know about Covid-19 jabs for kids
In Israel, more than half of those over 12 years old and some younger children have had a single dose of Covid-19 vaccine – with a few already onto booster jabs. What can we learn from this?
Iceland Suspends Moderna Covid Vaccine Over Heart-Inflammation Fears
"As the supply of Pfizer vaccine is sufficient in the territory ... the chief epidemiologist has decided not to use the Moderna vaccine in Iceland," said a statement published on the website of the Health Directorate.
Pfizer Seeks US Authorization Of Covid Vaccine For Ages 5-11
Children have been infected in greater numbers in the latest coronavirus wave driven by the Delta variant, and inoculating young people is seen as key to keeping schools open and helping end the pandemic.
Sweden halts use of Moderna’s Covid vaccine for younger adults amid concerns over rare heart inflammation side effect
The Swedish Public Health Agency has decided to suspend offering Moderna’s Covid vaccine to anyone born in 1991 and later for precautionary reasons, citing the slightly increased risk of heart inflammation following inoculation.
Sweden, Denmark pause Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for younger age groups
Sweden and Denmark said on Wednesday they are pausing the use of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for younger age groups after reports of possible rare cardiovascular side effects.
Spain To Give Third Dose Of Covid Vaccine To 70 Year-Olds
The National Public Health Commission has decided to offer the booster jab vaccinations from late October to elderly people who received a second vaccine dose more than six months ago, the ministry said in a statement.
BioNTech CEO Says New Covid Vaccines Will Be Needed in 2022
The head of Germany’s BioNTech SE, which developed the first Covid-19 vaccine along with Pfizer Inc., said a new formula will probably be needed by mid-2022 to protect against future virus mutations.
Half of young people willing to get Covid jab - study
Half of children and young people aged nine to 18 are willing or eager to be vaccinated against Covid, a large survey in England suggests.
European Union To Decide On Covid Booster Shot Next Month
An European Medicines Agency expert also said the "evidence was becoming clearer" on the need for boosters shortly after the first jabs for people with weakened immune systems.
Covid-19: How effective is a third vaccine dose?
From squandering global vaccine supplies to the possibility of undermining immunity from the first two doses, booster programmes are a surprisingly complicated business.
UK study to test MIXED Covid vaccines on children & teens to determine best approach for 2nd doses
British researchers are set to study the effects of mixed vaccine schedules on children and teens, hoping to figure out whether second doses have the intended immune response in youths amid concerns of possible side effects.
Brazil Wants To Halt Teen Shots After 1 Death, Health Agency Says No Proof
Sao Paulo state, the country's most populous, said it has already vaccinated nearly 2.5 million people under 18 years old.
Covid teams can vaccinate pupils against parents’ wishes, schools told
Guidelines say health staff can decide whether children receive jab without parental consent, as headteachers fear protests
UK would not have greenlighted French Valneva Covid vaccine, health secretary says after contract canceled
Britain cancelled its contract for some 100 million vaccines made by French biotech company Valneva in part because it became apparent the jab would not have been greenlighted for use, the UK’s health secretary has revealed.
UK to offer booster Covid jabs to over 50s, care home residents and health care workers ahead of ‘bumpy’ winter
The British government has announced booster Covid jabs will be offered to people aged 50 and over, care home residents, as well as health and social care workers in a bid to increase vaccine protection ahead of a “bumpy” winter.
Covid booster vaccine rollout to begin across UK next week
Covid booster jabs will begin to be offered across the UK from next week.
UK children aged 12 to 15 to be offered Covid jab
UK’s four chief medical officers decide to set aside view of vaccine watchdog that benefits of jabs were too minimal to justify them
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