Health authorities in the United States have authorized an alternate treatment against COVID-19 for patients aged 12 and older who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States Friday issued an emergency clearance for the use of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 on children aged 5 to 11, it was announced. The decision came three days after a recommendation from a scientific committee.
United States health authorities Monday gave full approval to the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, which will now be marketed under the Comirnaty brand. Moderna's drug is expected to be approved shortly.
Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) on Monday granted a shelf-life extension to 3 million doses of Janssen's Covid-19 vaccine.
Johnson & Johnson was informed by the US Food and Drug Administration that millions of doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced at a troubled plant can't be used because of possible contamination issues.
The COVID-19 vaccine developed by British drug maker AstraZeneca Plc and Oxford University will likely be authorized for emergency use in the United States in April, the chief adviser for the U.S. COVID-19 vaccine program said on Wednesday.
Moderna Inc's coronavirus vaccine on Friday became the second to receive emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, welcome news to a nation with a staggering COVID-19 death toll of over 307,000 lives lost.
US panel of experts on Thursday voted to recommend emergency approval of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine, paving the way for six million doses to start shipping as soon as this weekend.
Moderna's vaccine is safe and effective for preventing Covid-19, US regulators said, clearing the way for a second shot to quickly gain emergency authorization and add to the country's sprawling immunization effort.
United States health authorities, shipping services and hospitals stood ready on Friday to immediately launch a mass-inoculation campaign of unparalleled dimension, as federal regulators granted emergency approval to the first COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.