Third Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine dose ‘likely’ needed within year, CEO says

Those who completed the two-dose regimen for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine will likely need a third shot within 12 months, CEO Albert Bourla said. There is also a chance people will…

How does Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine compare to Moderna, Pfizer?

With Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine facing an FDA-recommended pause after several instances of severe blood clots were reported in recipients, those who had scheduled J&J shots could see a bumpy…

Pfizer ramps up COVID-19 vaccine production as US suggests a pause on J&J doses

Dr. Bob Lahita discusses the probability of experiencing risks from the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as the government halts its rollout. Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said Tuesday that it is prepared…

New York to honor Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 appointments with Pfizer doses

New York paused Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations Tuesday and will honor all such appointments with the Pfizer vaccine instead at state mass vaccination sites, following a federal recommendation to suspend…

Israel COVID-19 study finds South Africa variant able to ‘break through’ Pfizer vaccine

A new study from Israel indicates the South Africa variant of the coronavirus can “break through” the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to some degree. A team from Tel Aviv University and Clalit…

Pfizer requests emergency use authorization to administer COVID-19 vaccine to kids ages 12-15

Adam Boehler on Rubicon Founders Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced on Friday that it submitted a request for emergency use authorization to begin administering its COVID-19 vaccine to adolescents between the…

Allergic reactions to Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines focus of new clinical trial

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a clinical trial to better understand allergic reactions related to the Moderna and Pfizer- BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines. The trial, which will involve…

Walgreens spaced Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses 4 weeks apart rather than recommended 21-day interval: report

Walgreens is shifting its Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination scheduling after federal health officials noted the pharmacy chain quietly decided to space doses apart over a longer-than-recommended period, according to a report. Federal guidelines…

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine protects against South African variant, lasts 6 months, data shows

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and partnering biotechnology company BioNTech has proven “highly effective” against the coronavirus — including variants — for at least six months after full inoculation.…

Pfizer to test freeze-dried COVID-19 vaccine that doesn’t need ultracold storage

Pfizer Inc. and partner BioNTech SE plan to begin soon testing a freeze-dried version of its Covid-19 vaccine, which if proven to work safely could ease storage and handling of the shots in rural…