Tag: vaccine

AztraZeneca’s Vaxzevria, highly effective after one dose vs Delta variants – Study

July 26, 2021

Vaxzevria, formerly AZD1222, was the Covid-19 vaccine co-invented by the University of Oxford and its spin-out company, Vaccitech. The vaccine has been granted a conditional marketing authorisation or emergency use in more than 80 countries across six continents. According to biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, over 700 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine have been supplied to 170 countries worldwide, including […]

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Slow vaccine campaign in Mexico vs. driven vaccine development in Malaysia

July 6, 2021

Following the ambitious re-opening of schools and other public areas , COVID -19 cases have sky-rocketed in some parts of Mexico City – health ministry data showed a 64% spike in infections in just three weeks, such that daily cases during the month of June exceeded the numbers recorded at the height of the pandemic […]

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Positive vaccination messages influence behaviour

June 15, 2021

A social experiment by Washington State University (WSU) has found that wording of vaccination messages influences people’s attitudes and behaviour. The vaccine concerned, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, has been shown to help prevent cancer – young adults studied were less inclined to learn about the HPV vaccine when they were exposed to negatively-worded or […]

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Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine now stable at warmer temperatures

February 23, 2021

The mRNA COVID-19 vaccine developed by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech late last year was advised to be kept at ultra-cold temperatures to prevent degradation – the ultra-cold storage requirement has inevitably been a difficult and expensive problem to overcome in many parts of the world. However, new company data from Pfizer suggests its vaccine […]

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First shipment of COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Malaysia

February 22, 2021

The first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19  vaccine arrived in Malaysia on Sunday – 312,390 doses that were flown to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang are part of a total of 32 million doses Malaysia is procuring from US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc to battle the pandemic. The next batch is scheduled to […]

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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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