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EU seeks new contract with Pfizer for up to 1.8bn vaccines from 2022

EU seeks new contract with Pfizer for up to 1.8bn vaccines from 2022

  • Earlier on Friday, German daily Die Welt reported that the Commission was shortly to sign contracts to buy up to 1.8 billion doses, but did not say with which company.
  • Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are already supplying the EU with mRNA vaccines and German biotech firm CureVac is seeking EU approval for its mRNA shot.
Published 09 Apr, 2021 08:43pm
Pfizer says working on new COVID-19 vaccine supply deal to Israel
Business & Finance

Pfizer says working on new COVID-19 vaccine supply deal to Israel

  • Pfizer and its partner BioNTech agreed in November to supply Israel with an undisclosed number of COVID-19 vaccines and Israel's Finance Ministry has said it paid some 2.6 billion shekels ($785 million).
  • Israel's government is seeking to secure 36 million more Pfizer/BioNTech doses for use as booster shots or for children once they are eligible, but that hit a snag last week over political infighting.
Published 05 Apr, 2021 09:23pm
Pfizer COVID-19 shot 91pc effective in updated data, protective against South African variant
World

Pfizer COVID-19 shot 91pc effective in updated data, protective against South African variant

  • The shot was also 100% effective in preventing illness among trial participants in South Africa, where a new variant called B1351 is dominant, though the number of those participants was relatively small at 800.
  • While the new overall efficacy rate of 91.3% is lower than the 95% originally reported in November for its 44,000-person trial, a number of variants have become more prevalent around the world since then.
Published 01 Apr, 2021 06:23pm
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
Rwanda becomes first African nation to use Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
World

Rwanda becomes first African nation to use Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

  • Authorities began transporting Pfizer and AstraZeneca shots round the hilly nation of 12 million people after they arrived earlier this week, using helicopters to reach far-flung parts.
  • The Kagame government, which prides itself on efficiency and technological prowess but is often criticised as authoritarian, has installed special infrastructure to keep the Pfizer vaccine at the required -70 degrees.
Published 05 Mar, 2021 09:02pm
Colombia's first COVID-19 vaccines to arrive Monday
World

Colombia's first COVID-19 vaccines to arrive Monday

  • Today we remember all the victims of COVID-19, the more than 57,000 irreplaceable Colombians who have left a void and who we will honor fighting the virus with a vaccine.
  • This afternoon the first shipment of vaccines from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer with the first 50,000 vaccines will arrive in our country from Belgium.
Published 15 Feb, 2021 07:25pm
Pfizer vaccine deliveries delayed in Europe: Oslo
Business & Finance

Pfizer vaccine deliveries delayed in Europe: Oslo

  • It is not immediately clear how long it will take for Pfizer to attain maximum production capacity, which will rise from 1.3 to 2 billion doses annually.
  • The FHI provided no detailed numbers on deliveries to Europe as a whole, but said Norway would next week receive 36,075 doses.
Published 15 Jan, 2021 06:26pm
India wants Pfizer to do local study for approval
World

India wants Pfizer to do local study for approval

  • As of now, the pre-condition for any vaccine to be implemented in India is that you have to do a bridging trial.
  • Paul also said Russia's Sputnik V, a shot undergoing last-stage trials in India, will soon apply for emergency-use approval in the country.
Published 13 Jan, 2021 07:36pm
Singapore says ramping up COVID-19 vaccination drive
World

Singapore says ramping up COVID-19 vaccination drive

  • Singapore started vaccinating healthcare workers on Dec. 30, becoming one of the first Asian countries to start its coronavirus inoculation programme.
  • The nation of 5.7 million people has been reporting relatively very few local cases in recent months and fatalities are among the world's lowest
Published 13 Jan, 2021 06:08pm