Friday, June 18, 2021


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.

‘Mix-and-match’ for Pfizer, AstraZeneca jabs still being studied, says Khairy

He says the issue has been raised with the Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee but no final decision has been made.

Govt okays 2 more vaccines for emergency use, Pfizer for kids

The CanSino and Johnson & Johnson jabs have been given conditional registration approval while the Pfizer vaccine has been given the green light for use on children 12 and above.

Singapore teen given wrong Covid-19 jab

The 16-year-old boy was given the Moderna jab instead of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine approved for his age group.

Pfizer jab less effective but still protects against Indian strain, study shows

'Despite slightly diminished efficacy, the Pfizer vaccine probably protects' against the Indian variant, according to laboratory test results.

EU backs Pfizer jab for 12 to 15-year-olds

The vaccine is 'well tolerated' in adolescents and there are no 'major concerns' in terms of side effects, the European Medicines Agency says.

Khairy upbeat about vaccine drive as millions more doses to come

He also says the AstraZeneca jab will be reinstated in the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme following the overwhelming public response so far.

EU watchdog to rule on Pfizer for youths

If approved it will be the first vaccine to get the green light for young people in the 27-nation European Union.

Hong Kong could soon bin unused vaccine doses

Swirling distrust of the government combined with online misinformation and a lack of urgency in the comparatively virus-free city has led to entrenched vaccine hesitancy and a dismal inoculation drive.

‘Few reports’ of heart issue in young Americans after vaccine

Most cases appear mild, with no clear link established for the moment.

US okays one-month fridge storage for Pfizer shots

The vials were previously only allowed to be kept at such temperatures for five days.

Singapore green-lights Pfizer jab for teens aged 12-15

Health Minister Ong Ye Kung says Singapore's expert committee on Covid-19 vaccines and the Health Sciences Authority have approved the use of the vaccine on those in this age group.

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