Pfizer CEO: Vaccine third dose ‘likely’ needed within 12 months

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 04:52:16 +0000

WASHINGTON: The head of Pfizer said in an interview aired Thursday that people will “likely” need a third dose of his company’s Covid-19 shot within six to 12 months of vaccination, while elsewhere defending the relatively higher cost of the jab. CEO Albert Bourla also said annual vaccinations against the coronavirus may well be required. […]

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117,000 Pfizer vaccines to arrive in PH in April — Dizon

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2021 10:01:50 +0000

THE 117,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines from the World Health Organization-initiated Covax facility will arrive this April, a National Task Force official said on Wednesday. Speaking in Filipino during a Laging Handa public briefing, Deputy Chief Implementer Vivencio “Vince” Dizon said the vaccines against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) will still be distributed to medical […]

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Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine works well in big ‘real world’ test

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 02:14:01 +0000

A real-world test of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine in more than half a million people confirms that it’s very effective at preventing serious illness or death, even after one dose. Wednesday’s published results, from a mass vaccination campaign in Israel, give strong reassurance that the benefits seen in smaller, limited testing persisted when the vaccine was […]

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PH signs ‘no liability’ deal with Pfizer, AstraZeneca

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 08:30:06 +0000

THE Philippine government has signed indemnification agreements with vaccine makers Pfizer and AstraZeneca, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said on Wednesday. “Nakapagpirma na po at naisumite na po natin ang mga requirement kasama po dito ang indemnification agreements para sa Pfizer at AstraZeneca, so napirmahan na po namin iyon (We have already signed and submitted all requirements, […]

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North Korea ‘tried to hack Pfizer’ – South’s spies

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 09:08:39 +0000

SEOUL: North Korean hackers tried to break into the computer systems of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in a search for information on a coronavirus vaccine and treatment technology, South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday, according to reports. The impoverished, nuclear-armed North has been under self-imposed isolation since closing its borders in January last year to try […]

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Galvez sees tight vaccines supply

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 04:40:00 +0000

THE Philippines may have a hard time procuring Covid-19 vaccines in the first half of the year because the US and European countries are gobbling up most of the supply, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. warned. In a televised briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, Galvez said that Western countries cornered a large bulk […]

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