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FDA expected to soon authorise Pfizer-BioNTech’s booster for 5- to 11-year-olds

May 17, 2022 12:46 pm

The companies announced a month ago that the extra shot significantly increased the level of neutralising antibodies against both the original version of the virus and the omicron variant in a small clinical trial of 140 children.

WHO backs Pfizer's oral Covid-19 therapy for high-risk patients

April 22, 2022 8:27 am

The recommendation comes as thousands of people die of Covid-19 every week, despite a waning global infection rate.

Coronavirus persisting in feces offers clues to long Covid cause

April 17, 2022 12:51 pm

The researchers also linked coronavirus RNA in feces to gastric upsets, and concluded that SARS-CoV-2 likely directly infects the gastrointestinal tract, where it may hide out.

‘Vaccines give extra protection to those with immunity from previous Covid infection’

April 01, 2022 11:44 am

Participants were selected from national disease surveillance and vaccination databases if they had a PCR confirmed SARS-CoV-2 reinfection, at least 90 days after they contracted the initial infection (22,566 people in total).

Who really needs a second Covid booster? Here's what to know

March 31, 2022 12:50 pm

The CDC says an extra shot is an option — but those most likely to benefit are those most vulnerable to severe disease, including people 65 and older and 50-somethings who have multiple health problems.

Pfizer begins testing Omicron-matched Covid-19 shots in adults

January 26, 2022 3:56 pm

Depending on the amount of clinical trial data required by regulators, it may not be possible to realize a current plan to launch an Omicron-targeting vaccine by the end of March, BioNTech said.

US CDC advisory panel in favour of Pfizer vaccine booster for ages 12 to 15

January 06, 2022 1:48 pm

The CDC said in a statement it now recommended that adolescents age 12 to 17 years old should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer/BioNTech vaccination series.

US FDA clears Pfizer's Covid-19 booster shot for 12 to 15-year-olds

January 03, 2022 9:11 pm

The FDA said it reviewed published data and real world evidence on the safety of booster doses provided by the Israeli Ministry of Health including data from over 6,300 individuals 12-to-15 years of age who received a Pfizer shot.

Israel begins administering 4th vaccine dose

December 31, 2021 10:01 pm

The country will administer a fourth dose of the vaccine to individuals with weakened immune systems, along with elderly residents and employees in care homes.

Pfizer's COVID-19 shot causes mostly mild side effects in young kids - U.S. CDC

December 31, 2021 9:11 am

The CDC said it also received reports of 11 cases of myocarditis, a type of heart inflammation, in children aged 5-11 years who had received the vaccine. Of them, seven had recovered, and four were recovering at the time of the report.


Centre allows walk-ins for 18+, but are there enough vaccines?

May 25, 2021 12:50 pm

The Centre has now allowed walk-in registration for vaccination for the 18-44 age group. However, the option is only open at government-run Covid vaccination centres for now.