A British study will look into the immune responses of children to mixed schedules of different COVID-19 vaccines as officials try to determine the best approach to second doses in adolescents given a small risk of heart inflammation.Children aged 12-15 in Britain will be vaccinated from next week
New data from Moderna Inc’s large Covid-19 vaccine trial shows that the protection it offers wanes over time, supporting the case for booster doses, the company said in a news release on Wednesday.
“This is only one estimate, but we do believe this means as you look toward the fall an
Athird booster shot for the general population is not required as COVID-19 vaccines are effective enough at preventing severe illness, according to a report published by The Lancet on Monday.
Some countries have started offering extra doses over fears about the much more contagious delta variant,
Kyrgyzstan has agreed to conduct Phase 3 trials of Turkovac, Turkey’s first locally-made vaccine to reach that stage. Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay, who visited the Central Asian country last week, told Anadolu Agency (AA) Sunday that they reached a deal with Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japar
Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed COVID-19 vaccine candidates that can take the heat. Their key ingredients are viruses and bacteria that affect plants.
The new fridge-free COVID-19 vaccines are still in the early stage of development. In experiments conducted
Promising new data from a recent study indicates that active forms of vitamin D can inhibit the replication and expansion of COVID-19. The study's findings also suggest lumisterol, produced by a chemical reaction in the body using light, works to block COVID-19. Vitamin D and lumisterol metabolite
The European Medicines Agency has listed the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome, which can cause temporary paralysis, as a "very rare" side effect of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
A causal relationship was "considered at least a reasonable possibility", the EMA said in an update We
For hospitalized adults with COVID-19, treatment with baricitinib in addition to standard of care does not reduce the frequency of disease progression overall, but it is associated with reduced mortality, according to a study published online Sept. 1 in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.
The European Union's drug regulator said Monday it was evaluating data on a booster dose for the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech.
In a statement Monday, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said it is considering whether a third dose of the vaccine should be given six months aft
Four pharmaceutical companies have said they received enough support from US states to move to the next stage of a $26 billion settlement over thousands of legal claims related to the opioid epidemic.
The opioid crisis—exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic—has killed more th
The National Institutes of Health has begun a clinical trial to assess the antibody response to an extra dose of an authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine in people with autoimmune disease who did not respond to an original COVID-19 vaccine regimen. The trial also will investigate whether pausing
Amuch anticipated HIV vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson failed to provide sufficient protection in a clinical trial, the company and United States health authorities announced Tuesday.
The trial involved more than 2,600 young women in sub-Saharan Africa.
Though the vaccine was found to
Researchers in Uzbekistan are testing an "edible transgenic tomato vaccine" as part of the efforts to contain the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Scientists from the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics of the Academy of Sciences are working to develop an edible vaccine against the virus by changing
The US drug regulator on Monday granted full approval to the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine — the first to secure such Food and Drug Administration validation — prompting President Joe Biden to make a fresh pitch to vaccine skeptics to get the shot to fight the relentless pandemi
U.S. regulators say transplant recipients and others with severely weakened immune systems can get an extra dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to better protect them as the delta variant continues to surge.
The late-night announcement Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration appl
Most people who received a third dose of Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine felt similar or fewer side effects than they did after receiving the second shot, according to an initial survey in Israel.
Israel began offering the booster shots about 10 days ago to people over age 60 as part of effor
I think I've had COVID-19 already, so do I really need two doses of vaccine?
It's a question millions of people around the world are asking, and now a small, new study finds that people who know they were infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the past may need only one shot of the Pfizer vaccine to
It became clear to scientists about the effectiveness of the Russian “EpiVacCorona” vaccine, that IgG antibodies arose in 79 percent of the volunteers 42 days after they were vaccinated.
The newspaper "Izvestia" indicates that 2,999 volunteers participated in the "EpiVacCorona" vaccin