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Pfizer, BioNTech seek to extend COVID-19 vaccine use to adolescents in EU
Business & Finance

Pfizer, BioNTech seek to extend COVID-19 vaccine use to adolescents in EU

  • The companies filed a similar request in the United States earlier this month for the vaccine, which is already authorized for use in people from 16 years of age in both the United States and the European Union.
  • The submissions are based on positive data from a late-stage clinical trial that enrolled 2,260 participants aged 12 to 15, the companies said.
Published 30 Apr, 2021 04:51pm
EU preparing orders for 1.8bn vaccine booster shots
Business & Finance

EU preparing orders for 1.8bn vaccine booster shots

  • The planned orders will be for so-called mRNA vaccines, with a preference for manufacturers who are EU-based or who have production facilities in Europe.
  • Only the Biontech/Pfizer vaccine, which is manufactured in Belgium and Germany, and Moderna, which manufactures in Spain and Switzerland, currently meet these requirements.
Published 09 Apr, 2021 06:54pm
Europe to get 4mn more Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 shots this month
World

Europe to get 4mn more Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 shots this month

  • The doses to vaccinate two million people will be supplied in addition to the planned deliveries, to ease border movement and to tackle virus hotspots, the Commission said.
  • "To tackle aggressive variants of the virus and to improve the situation in hotspots, quick and decisive action is necessary," the president of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said.
Updated 10 Mar, 2021 07:24pm
Britain has given 10 million people a first COVID-19 vaccine dose
World

Britain has given 10 million people a first COVID-19 vaccine dose

  • "This is a hugely significant milestone in our national effort against this virus."
  • The country approved vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford University-AstraZeneca earlier than the United States and Europe, enabling it to make an early start on roll-out.
Published 03 Feb, 2021 09:15pm