COVID-19 Vaccine.

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Pfizer And AstraZeneca Prove To Be More Than 90% Effective Against Delta Variant

Analysis of the Public Health England stated that Pfizer is 96% effective and AstraZeneca is 92% effective against hospitalisation from the Delta variant of COVID-19 on June 14. They also stated the necessity of getting the second dose on time for the complete effectiveness of the vaccines. These percentages are comparable with vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation from the Alpha variant, which was first identified in the UK.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 - 01:39 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Pfizer-BioNTech, astrazenca, Delta, Alpha 1, Indian COVID-19 variant, Covid-19 Vaccine

Courtesy: The Economic Times

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Joe Biden Adds Extra 20Mn Vaccine Doses For Global Supply

The US government has extended its global vaccine supply quota to 80 million as President Joe Biden on May 17 announced an additional 20 million doses. Notably, 60 million AstraZeneca vaccines doses were approved earlier. The entirety of the doses will be supplied within next six weeks and it will include Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson's vaccines as well. Currently, the vaccine doses are awaiting safety clearances.

Tue, 18 May 2021 - 11:44 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Joe BIden, Vaccine Supply, AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson&Johnson

Courtesy: The Hindu

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

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Pfizer Offers Its RNA COVID-19 Vaccine To India At 'No Profit' Price

American pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. on April 22 offered to provide its RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccine to India at a 'not for profit' price. Reportedly, the offer is to adopt a distinct pricing structure for different countries. The company claims to make the vaccine available to all income sections of people as they are committed to work towards equitable and affordable access for the vaccine around the world.

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 - 08:40 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Pfizer-BioNTech, Coronavirus Vaccines, Indian government, COVID-19 outbreak

Courtesy: The Economic Times

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Portugal: Health Worker Dies After Taking Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine

A 41-year-old pediatric surgery assistant Sonia Acevedo has been found dead in Portugal's Porto two days after getting inoculated with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Reportedly, Sonia did not suffer any adverse side effects after vaccination. Sonia's father Abilio Acevedo recalled her as "well and happy" and that she never showed any COVID-19 symptoms. Meanwhile, investigations are underway to determine the sudden cause of death following… read-more

Tue, 05 Jan 2021 - 12:48 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Portugal, Porto, Pfizer-BioNTech, Covid-19

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Mexico Doctor Rushed To ICU After Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Shot

A 32-year-old female doctor was rushed to ICU in Mexico's northern state of Nuevo Leon after getting vaccinated by Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The doctor, whose identity was kept confidential, has been admitted after she experienced seizures, difficulty in breathing and skin rashes. Revealing the doctor’s history of allergic reactions, the Mexican Health Ministry reported that initial diagnosis points towards 'encephalomyelitis' that… read-more

Mon, 04 Jan 2021 - 04:51 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Pfizer-BioNTech, Mexico, doctor, Hospitalised, Covid -19

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California Nurse Tests Positive For Covid-19 After Receiving Pfizer's Vaccine

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Week After Taking Pfizer's Vaccine, Californian Nurse Tests COVID+

Matthew W, a nurse from a local hospital in California, has tested COVID-19 positive even after getting inoculated with Pfizer vaccine a week ago. The 45-year-old nurse received the vaccine's shot on December 18 and got tested COVID-19 positive a day after Christmas. However, microbiologist Christian Ramers called the incident as "unexpected" and said the clinical trials data suggest that it takes at least 10-14 days for the vaccine to… read-more

Wed, 30 Dec 2020 - 04:58 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Pfizer-BioNTech, California, healthcare workers, Covid-19

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Singapore Starts Covid-19 Vaccine As Asia's First

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Singapore Kicks Off Vaccination With Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine

Singapore on December 30 became the first Asian country to begin its vaccination programme with Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine. Over 30 staff at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases were among the first to receive the vaccine's shot. Moreover, the second dose of the vaccine will be administered on January 20. Reportedly, Singapore has signed to purchase other COVID vaccines, including those of Moderna and Sinovac, as well.

Wed, 30 Dec 2020 - 01:54 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Covid-19, Pfizer-BioNTech, SINGAPORE, Asia

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Joe Biden receiving Covid-19 vaccine.

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Biden Gets Pfizer Shot; Becomes Top Official To Undergo Vaccination

Volunteering to bolster public confidence into COVID-19 vaccination, US President-elect Joe Biden on December 21 received the shot of Pfizer vaccine in a Delaware Hospital. The process was telecasted live on television. Biden, through Twitter, informed the public about his vaccination and assured that "there is nothing to worry about". Moreover, he also urged the civilians to take the vaccine once it becomes available. Biden became the… read-more

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 - 11:48 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: USA, Joe BIden, Pfizer-BioNTech, Covid-19

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Bolsonaro Claims Covid-19 Vaccine Turn People Into Crocodiles

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Brazil: Bolsonaro Says Pfizer Vaccine To Turn People Into Crocodiles

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro incredulously stated that the 'Pfizer-BioNTech' vaccine could turn people into crocodiles or bearded ladies. "In the Pfizer contract, it's very clear: 'we're not responsible for any side effects. It's your problem," he said. However, the country's Supreme Court has stated that although vaccine is mandatory, nobody will be forced to take it. The vaccine is still in the final phase of testing in Brazil. 

Sat, 19 Dec 2020 - 01:41 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Pfizer-BioNTech, Coronavirus Vaccines, Brazilian President

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Health Officials Announces Allergy Warning Over New Vaccine

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UK Health Officials Announces Allergy Warning Over Pfizer Vaccine

After two health-workers in the UK got an allergic reaction to Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, British health officials have alarmed people with a history of an allergic reaction to any vaccine or drugs not to inoculate themselves. Dr June Raine, chief executive of UK's health regulatory body, said, “We know from the very extensive clinical trials that this wasn’t a feature.” Reportedly, more than 1000 people have been inoculated in the UK.

Wed, 09 Dec 2020 - 06:07 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Pfizer-BioNTech, healthcare workers, Covid-19

Courtesy: Hindustan Times