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First Omicron Death Reported in the UK
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Pfizer Says Its Booster Provides Protection Against Omicron Variant
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Three doses of Pfizer vaccine can 'neutralise' Omicron variant, lab test showsThree shots of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been shown to generate a neutralising effect against the new Omicron variant in a laboratory test.
BioNTech boss says 'don't freak out' about Omicron as Pfizer jab likely to protect against severe COVIDThe Pfizer vaccine is likely to offer strong protection against any severe disease from the new Omicron COVID variant, according to the head of BioNTech who urged people not to 'freak out'.
Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine effectiveness wanes to 47% against COVID-19 infection after six monthsTwo doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are 90% effective against COVID-19 hospitalisation for at least six months but only 47% effective against infection after that period, according to a new study.
Pfizer COVID vaccine trial for children aged under 12 shows 'robust immune response'A Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine trial for children aged between five and 11 has produced "positive results" and has shown a "robust immune response", the two firms have said.
COVID-19 vaccine invites for 12 to 15-year-olds will start being sent out next weekThe government has accepted the recommendation from the UK's chief medical officers that children aged 12 to 15 should be offered a first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine and invitations..
UK orders 35 million more doses of Pfizer vaccine as it prepares for COVID booster shotsThe UK has agreed to buy 35 million more doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as it prepares to administer booster shots - while the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said booster shots..
A billion doses and counting: COVID vaccine helps BioNTech reverse its financial fortunesBioNTech has reported a reversal in its financial fortunes after it developed one of the most widely-used coronavirus vaccines.
BioNTech using COVID jab technology to develop effective malaria vaccineThe German pharmaceutical group behind one of the most successful COVID-19 vaccines wants to use the same technology to develop a malaria vaccine.
COVID-19: EU approves Moderna's vaccine for kids aged 12-17 yearsThis is the second vaccine approved for use on children in Europe. The first vaccine by Pfizer/BioNTech was approved in May.
UK medicines regulator approves Pfizer jab for 12 to 15-year-oldsThe UK's medicines regulator has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds.
Is it worth giving COVID jabs to 12-year-olds? Vaccine experts now face an ethical dilemmaThe clinical trial results released on Friday by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) show once again just how good the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is.
Pfizer jab recipients have lower antibodies targeting Indian variant, study suggestsPeople who have received the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine have fewer antibodies targeting the Indian COVID-19 variant compared to other strains, new data suggests.
Pfizer vaccine likely to be effective against Indian variant of coronavirus, BioNTech boss saysBioNTech says the COVID vaccine it has developed with Pfizer is likely to be as effective against the Indian variant of coronavirus as it is against the South African strain.
Pfizer jab can now be stored in a fridge for one month, regulator saysThe length of time the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine can be kept unopened in a fridge has been increased from five days to one month.
Covid-19: Pfizer vaccine partially effective against Indian variantIsrael has registered eight cases of a coronavirus variant first identified in India and believes that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is at least partially effective against it, an Israeli health official..
Everything you need to know about the Moderna vaccineThe Moderna coronavirus vaccine is the third jab to be rolled out in the UK, alongside the Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford University-AstraZeneca jabs.
Pfizer vaccine 'safe and 100% effective' in children as young as 12The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is safe and 100% effective in children as young as 12, its manufacturers have said.
Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine shows promise against Brazil coronavirus variant in laboratory testingThe Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine was able to combat the Brazil variant of COVID-19, it has been revealed.
Studies under way into whether third dose of coronavirus vaccine would help immunityStudies are under way into how effective a third shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine could be in boosting immunity against coronavirus.
Risk of coronavirus illness drops 95.8% after second Pfizer vaccine dose, Israel saysThe risk of becoming ill with coronavirus falls by 95.8% after the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, Israel's health ministry has said.
Pfizer vaccine is up to 85% effective after first dose, new Israeli study findsA new COVID vaccine efficacy study from Israel has concluded Pfizer/BioNTech's jab is up to 85% effective after the first dose.
Vaccine doses shouldn't be more than six weeks apart, scientist behind Pfizer-BioNTech jab saysThe scientist behind the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine says that the time between the first and second dose should not be longer than six weeks.
UK to look 'very carefully' at vaccine dosing after concerns over level of protectionThe UK will need to look "very carefully" at the protection provided by the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, the government's chief scientific adviser has told Sky News, amid concerns its effectiveness is..
Vaccine boost for EU with medics now allowed to draw six doses from single Pfizer vialThe European Union's drug agency is now allowing doctors to draw up to six doses from each vial of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
5 charts that explain Covid vaccine procurement status and effectivenessThe UK has become the first country to grant emergency approval to Pfizer-BioNtech's Covid-19 vaccine. The rollout will begin as early as next week, and a whopping 8 lakh doses will be made available..
Coronavirus vaccine: Centre in talks with Pfizer to make vaccine available for use in IndiaOn Monday, Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE announced more than 90% efficacy of their potential vaccine for the coronavirus infection.
India in talks with all Covid vaccine manufacturers, domestic and foreign: Health ministryA day after Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE announced more than 90 per cent efficacy of their potential vaccine for the coronavirus, the health ministry on Tuesday said the National Expert Group on Vaccine..