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Pfizer to seek OK for booster dose

Pfizer Inc plans to ask US regulators to authorize a booster dose of its Covid-19 vaccine within the next month, the drugmaker’s top scientist said on Thursday, based on evidence of greater risk of reinfection six months after inoculation and the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease ...

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Sinovac shot found inferior to Pfizer’s in Chile study

Sinovac Biotech’s vaccine was less potent than Pfizer’s shot at stopping Covid-19 in Chile where the two shots were used simultaneously, the first real-world analysis comparing a China-made inoculation against an mRNA has found, reports Bloomberg News. Researchers found CoronaVac was 66% effective in preventing Covid-19 among fully vaccinated adults, versus 93% for the jab made by Pfizer and its ...

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Delta variant: J&J Covid-19 vaccine lasts at least 8 months

The Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine provides immunity that lasts at least eight months, and it appears to provide adequate protection against the worrying Delta variant, the company said in a statement Thursday night (July 7). “Current data for the eight months studied so far show that the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine generates a strong neutralizing antibody response ...

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Covid-19 vaccine registration now possible through imo app

People will now be able to register for Covid-19 vaccine through imo, according to a press release of the popular messaging app . The move aims to amplify the mass vaccination efforts of the Bangladesh government, read the press release issued on Wednesday. “The key function of this new feature is to make the vaccine registration process more accessible and ...

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List of people who will get Mordana-Sinopharm vaccines

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has provided a list of persons who will get the Mordana and Sinopharm vaccines. A notice, signed by COVID-19 vaccine management tuskforce committee member’s secretary Professor Md Shamsul Haque, confirmed this on Tuesday. In the notice, the DGHS also said to include the people aged over 35 under the vaccine registration. Mordana vaccine will ...

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1,400 expatriate workers to get Pfizer vaccine a every day

Every day, a maximum of 1,400 expatriate workers heading for Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will receive the Pfizer Coronavirus vaccine from seven hospitals in Dhaka. Expatriate Welfare minister Imran Ahmed said this while inaugurating the ‘Surokkha app’ and vaccination registration programme on the basis of priority for expatriate workers virtually on Monday. State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ...

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Fully vaccinated ASHA worker succumbs to COVID-19 in India’s Odisha

An ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) worker in Kendrapara district, who had received both the doses of COVID-19 vaccine, succumbed to coronavirus infection on Friday night in a covid hospital in the district. The 35-year-old Saraswati Mallick, an ASHA worker at Bhuinpur village of Community Health Center (CHC) of Derabishi was admitted to a COVID hospital at Chhata on Saturday. ...

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Europe in vaccination race against COVID-19′s delta variant

Countries across Europe are scrambling to accelerate coronavirus vaccinations and outpace the spread of the more infectious delta variant, in a high-stakes race to prevent hospital wards from filling up again with patients fighting for their lives. The urgency coincides with Europe’s summer holidays, with fair weather bringing more social gatherings and governments reluctant to clamp down on them. Social ...

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