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WHO recommends two doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine within 21-28 days

GENEVA: COVID-19 patients should take two doses of the new Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine within a period of 21-28 days, the head of the World Health Organization’s immunization advisory group said on Tuesday. “We deliberated and came out with the following recommendation: two 2 doses of this vaccine within 21-28 days,” Alejandro Cravioto, chairman of WHO’s Strategic […]

What’s next for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine after UK rollout

Britain began the mass-vaccination of its population against COVID-19 on Tuesday, becoming the first Western nation to do so in a global endeavour that poses one of the biggest logistical challenges in peacetime history. Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old grandmother from Britain, became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer vaccine outside of […]

US allows Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine; Donald Trump says it will be free for all Americans

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, MATTHEW PERRONE and JONATHAN LEMIRE WASHINGTON: The U.S. gave the final go-ahead Friday to the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine, marking what could be the beginning of the end of an outbreak that has killed nearly 300,000 Americans. Shots for health workers and nursing home residents are expected to begin in the coming […]

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine faces last hurdle before US decision

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE WASHINGTON: Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine faces one final hurdle as it races to become the first shot greenlighted in the U.S.: a panel of experts who will scrutinize the company’s data for any red flags. Thursday’s meeting of the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory panel is likely the last […]

UK probing if allergic reactions linked to Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

By DANICA KIRKA LONDON: British regulators warned Wednesday that people who have a history of serious allergic reactions shouldn’t receive the new Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine as they investigate two adverse reactions that occurred on the first day of the country’s mass vaccination program. The U.K.’s Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency is looking into whether […]

British grandma is first in world to get Pfizer vaccine outside trial

By Kate Holton LONDON: Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old grandmother, on Tuesday became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shot outside of a trial as Britain began vaccinating its population. An early riser, Keenan received the vaccine at her local hospital in Coventry, central England, on Tuesday morning at 0631 […]

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