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CDC looking into reports of heart inflammation after Pfizer, Moderna vaccine second jab

June 11, 2021 8:17 am

It's not clear if the heart inflammation is caused by the shots and the reports still are rare, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It urges everyone 12 and older to get vaccinated.

US to buy 500 million Pfizer vaccines to share globally: Sources

June 10, 2021 9:16 am

The US has faced mounting pressure to outline its global vaccine sharing plan. Inequities in supply around the world have become more pronounced, and the demand for shots in the US — where nearly 64 per cent of adults have received at least one dose — has dropped precipitously.

Brazil let 70 million shots get away and sealed its Covid fate

May 30, 2021 10:46 am

At the congressional hearings, testimony by former Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello has only added to the sense of bewilderment. He denied that he neglected the Pfizer negotiations, saying he “always” tried to buy shots but regulations prevented him from doing so.

CDC: Unvaccinated kids at camps can go maskless most of the time outside

May 29, 2021 8:22 am

In camps where not everyone is fully vaccinated, mask recommendations for all have been relaxed for most outdoor activities, unless the setting is crowded and involves sustained close contact.

New research: Moderna, Pfizer vaccines for Covid-19 work better in men

May 23, 2021 11:05 am

Clinical trials showed the Moderna vaccine was 95.4% effective at preventing Covid cases for males, compared with 93.1% for females. For the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the numbers are 96.4% for males and 93.7% for females.

Explained: What are the new storage conditions for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine?

May 19, 2021 12:42 pm

With the new recommendations, an unopened thawed vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can be stored between 2-8 degrees Celsius for up to a month, which means that it can be stored in a regular refrigerator once it has been taken out of the deep freeze.

Pfizer got no response to offers to supply vaccine to Brazil last year, exec says

May 14, 2021 12:04 pm

Pfizer executive Carlos Murillo said that on Sept. 12 the company's CEO sent a letter to Bolsonaro and others in his cabinet, including then-health minister Eduardo Pazuello, expressing interest in providing Brazil with vaccines.

US authorises Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children 12 to 15

May 11, 2021 9:07 am

It is the first Covid-19 vaccine to be authorized in the United States for this age group, seen as an important step for getting children back into schools safely.

Pfizer and BioNTech to offer Covid-19 vaccines to volunteers who got placebo

January 02, 2021 7:34 am

The trial's Vaccine Transition Option allows all participants aged 16 or older the choice to discover whether they were given the placebo.

Explained: Why Spain will maintain a Covid-19 vaccine deniers registry

December 31, 2020 11:07 am

Critics, though, have warned against potential misuse of the list, saying that it could be used to infringe upon the liberties of people placed in it.