Coronavirus: Mixing and matching Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs ‘could worsen side effects’

Mixing and matching Covid vaccines could lead to more side effects, scientists say. British guidance says people should be given two doses of the same jab because of a lack of data on alternating doses. But there are ongoing trials of giving one type for the first dose and a different type for the second, … Read more

Covid US: CDC advisory committee recommends Pfizer vaccine be used for teenagers aged 12 to 15

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) advisory committee has voted to recommend Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine be administered to children ages 12 to 15.  On Wednesday, 14 members of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted ‘yes’ and one member recused herself. It comes two days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) … Read more

CDC advisory committee recommends Pfizer’s Covid vaccine be used in teens ages 12 to 15

BREAKING NEWS: CDC advisory committee recommends Pfizer’s Covid vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds CDC’s advisory committee recommended that Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine be administered to children ages 12 to 15 With the recommendation, most states will likely begin giving out the shot to younger teenagers on Thursday It comes two days after the FDA approved the … Read more

Britain’s cases rise week-on-week for seventh day in row amid spread of Indian variant

Britain’s Covid cases rose slightly for the seventh day in a row today, amid fears the rapid spread of the Indian variant could jeopardise lockdown-easing plans. Department of Health bosses recorded 2,284 positive tests — up 6.5 per cent in the space of a week. But deaths are continuing to fall. Officials posted only 11 … Read more

Covid England: Vaccine drive will open up to under-40s TOMORROW

The coronavirus vaccine programme in England will open up to people under the age of 40 for the first time tomorrow. An NHS bulletin showed adults aged 38 and 39 will be invited to come forward for their jab from Thursday morning. They will be offered either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine on the back … Read more

Britain could approve Covid vaccines for children after US allows Pfizer’s jab for youngsters

Britain could approve Covid vaccines for children within weeks following US health chiefs’ decision to green light the move, UK scientists said today. America’s regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), last night approved plans for the Pfizer jab to be given to children aged 12 and above.   No10 has reportedly already drawn up plans … Read more

Covid US: FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12-15

U.S. regulators gave Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorization for children ages 12 to 15, making it the first shot available to kids younger than 16, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Monday.   The shot was authorized for people ages 16 and up in December, and Pfizer has been in trials for teens since … Read more

FDA authorizes Pfizer’s Covid shot for kids 12-15

BREAKING NEWS: FDA authorizes Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in children aged 12-15 Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer’s Covid vaccine for people ages 12-5, officials told the New York Times   The Pfizer vaccine was authorized for anyone aged 16 or older in the U.S. in December  A trial conducted from October to March … Read more

UK is in a ‘very good position’ against Covid variants

Britain is in a ‘very good position’ against coronavirus variants, researchers insisted today as Pfizer claimed there is no proof its current jab needs to be updated to fight mutant strains. Public Health England data shows variant cases have remained low in recent weeks, despite a spike in infections triggered by the Indian B.1.617.2 strain.  But … Read more