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Phl OK’s use of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine; detects first new virus variant case in Manila

January 15, 2021

The Philippines has given the green light to Pfizer BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use. According to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director-General Eric Domingo, the authorization was granted after a thorough review of currently available data by medical and regulatory experts.   The Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, which based on Phase III trials data, has […]

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Thailand preps for Sinovac Covid-19 shots; FDA warns no documents, no approval

January 11, 2021

Thailand is underway to receive some 200,000 doses of Chinese-made Sinovac next month, according to news reports; Medical front liners, elderly people, and those in the high-risk groups are said to be prioritized.  The country has secured two million doses from Sinovac and will be arriving in batches of 800,000 and 1 million from March […]

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Pfizer/BioNTech first in WHO list for emergency use COVID-19 vaccine

January 5, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed the Comirnaty COVID-19 mRNA vaccine for emergency use, making the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine the first to receive emergency validation from WHO since the outbreak began a year ago. Dr Mariângela Simão, WHO Assistant-Director General for Access to Medicines and Health Products hails it as “a very positive step towards […]

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UPDATE: Oxford coronavirus vaccine spells good news for older adults

November 20, 2020

Good preliminary results for the Oxford coronavirus vaccine co-developed with drugmaker AstraZeneca adds to the already promising trial results for three other vaccines – Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Russia’s Sputnik. According to research data, the Oxford vaccine shows a strong immune response in adults suggesting that it can protect age groups most at risk from the […]

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Two different COVID-19 vaccine trials show great success

November 17, 2020

Next year is already sounding more promising – two pharmaceutical giants have announced successful COVID-19 vaccine trials, which may help push more people to get vaccinated amid a surge of new coronavirus cases, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, an American immunologist and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The vaccines, one […]

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Japanese residents to get COVID-19 vaccines free of charge

October 30, 2020

The Japanese government has approved a bill this past week to cover all costs to administer COVID-19 vaccination to all residents in Japan, in line with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s pledge to secure novel coronavirus vaccines for everyone in the country within the first half of next year. The new bill further approves of compensation […]

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South Korea to import 4.8 million doses of foot-and-mouth disease vaccine

February 13, 2017

In an effort to prevent further spread of the viral foot-and-mouth disease in South Korea, the country will import 4.8 million doses of vaccine against the disease by the end of the month. Six cases of foot-and-mouth have been found in the latest outbreak since the first case was confirmed a week ago.  As of […]

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WHO: Successful Ebola vaccine may be available for use by 2018

December 28, 2016

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a successful Ebola vaccine that protects against the fatal virus may be available for use by 2018 as it is currently being fast-tracked for regulatory approval. Trials conducted in Guinea, one of the West African countries most affected by an outbreak of Ebola that ended this year, show […]

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WHO: Funds secured to roll out world’s first malaria vaccine in Africa

November 18, 2016

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently confirmed that the pilot projects of the world’s first malaria vaccine will be rolled out in sub-Saharan Africa in 2018 as global funding has been secured for the program’s initial phase. The vaccine – known as RTS,S and marketed as Mosquirix –was developed through a partnership between British […]

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