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Pfizer vaccine

Singapore sees early rush for Sinovac vaccine
World

Singapore sees early rush for Sinovac vaccine

  • Singapore has vaccinated almost half its 5.7 million population with at least one dose of the vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. Both have shown efficacy rates of well over 90% against symptomatic disease in clinical trials, compared with Sinovac's 51%.
Updated 19 Jun, 2021 07:21pm
Vietnam approves Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use
World

Vietnam approves Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

  • Vietnam is trying to accelerate its vaccine procurement drive to tackle a more stubborn wave of infections, even though its overall case load and fatality numbers remain relatively low.
  • Vietnam, with a population of around 98 million, has recorded a total of 10,241 coronavirus cases, with 58 deaths, since the pandemic began. Its domestic inoculation started in March.
Published 12 Jun, 2021 08:46pm
South Korea says to run mix-and-match trial of COVID-19 vaccines
World

South Korea says to run mix-and-match trial of COVID-19 vaccines

  • A health official said the trial will include around 500 military personnel who were vaccinated with a first dose of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shot.
  • The study will examine T cells - immune cells that can destroy virus-infected cells - and neutralising antibodies in those who were given a combination of doses, the health official told reporters.
Published 20 May, 2021 05:35pm
US FDA expected to authorize Pfizer vaccine for 12-15-year-olds soon
World

US FDA expected to authorize Pfizer vaccine for 12-15-year-olds soon

  • The approval is highly anticipated after the drugmaker said in March the vaccine was found to be safe, effective and produced a robust antibody responses in 12- to 15-year-olds in a clinical trial.
  • The vaccine has already been cleared in the United States for those aged 16 and above.
Published 05 May, 2021 06:26pm
Argentina restarts talks with Pfizer into buying its coronavirus vaccine
Business & Finance

Argentina restarts talks with Pfizer into buying its coronavirus vaccine

  • The government had talked with Pfizer last year about the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines but the two sides did not reach a deal on supply of the vaccine it developed with German partner BioNTech SE.
  • Argentina is distributing Russia's Sputnik V vaccine as well as doses from China's Sinopharm, the Serum Institute of India, and the UN-led COVAX program.
Published 27 Apr, 2021 08:49pm