Sunday, December 5, 2021


Moderna seeks EU approval of Covid jab for kids aged 6-11

Moderna has reported positive results from its clinical trials for children aged six to 11, with the vaccine eliciting a strong immune response.

EU evaluating use of Pfizer jab in young children

Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine has been authorised for use in children over the age of 12 in both the US and European Union.

EU could start review of Merck Covid pill ‘in days’

The Merck pill has been hailed as a possible breakthrough because until now Covid therapeutics have been administered intravenously.

EU watchdog backs Pfizer booster for over-18s

Extra doses of both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were also approved for people with severely weakened immune systems.

‘Mu’ variant potentially of concern, says EU agency

The European Medicines Agency says it will discuss with vaccine developers the effectiveness of current jabs in tackling the Mu variant.

EU watchdog studying data on Pfizer booster dose

The EMA says it will carry out a speedy evaluation of the data, with an outcome expected 'within the next few weeks'.

EU reviewing risk of rare inflammation after Covid jabs

The European Medicines Agency is also looking into cases of blood clots in the vein with Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine.

EU agency says 2 jabs ‘vital’ to battle Delta variant

The Delta strain is making a rapid march across the continent and will constitute 90% of all cases by the end of the summer.

Double Covid jab seems to curb Delta variant, says EMA

The European Medicines Agency says the four vaccines approved in the European Union – Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson – seem to be protecting against all strains circulating in the continent.

Indian AstraZeneca vaccine not approved for EU, says EMA

This is due to the possibility of 'differences' with the original, the European Medicines Agency says.

Sputnik vaccine may never be approved in EU, says Italy PM

Both the Sputnik V and Sinovac vaccines are under a 'rolling review' process by the EMA, which is a step prior to seeking formal authorisation.

Use all vaccine options to beat Covid, EMA tells EU

This comes as several countries limit the use of jabs like AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson and opt instead for vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna.

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