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US clears updated COVID booster shots for kids as young as 5

A vaccinator draws a Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pediatric vaccine in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, US, Dec 5, 2021. (HANNAH BEIER / REUTERS) MOSCOW / LOS ANGELES – US health regulators authorized the use of Omicron-tailored COVID-19 booster shots from Moderna Inc and Pfizer Inc in children as young as five, a move that will expand the government's fall […]

Canada authorizes Pfizer’s Omicron retooled booster

A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) booster vaccine targeting BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron sub-variants is pictured at Skippack Pharmacy in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, US, Sept 8, 2022. (HANNAH BEIER / REUTERS) OTTAWA / MOSCOW / WASHINGTON – Canada on Friday authorized updated COVID-19 booster shots from Pfizer Inc and its partner BioNTech SE that […]

EU backs Pfizer/BioNTech BA.4/5-adapted COVID booster

This file photo taken on June 11, 2021 shows the entrance of the European Medicines Agency headquarters in Amsterdam. (FRANCOIS WALSCHAERTS / AFP) JERUSALEM / ATHENS -The European Medicines Agency on Monday recommended a COVID-19 booster designed to combat the currently circulating Omicron BA.4/5 subvariants, days after endorsing a pair of boosters tailored to target […]

Indonesia’s Bio Farma ready to produce ‘IndoVac’ Covid-19 vaccines

BANDUNG, INDONESIA, Sep 12, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – PT Bio Farma, the holding company for state-owned pharmaceutical companies in Indonesia, announced a new milestone in manufacturing IndoVac, its Covid-19 vaccines brand, including primary series vaccines, booster vaccines and vaccines for children, in development since November 2021. IndoVac Covid-19 vaccine in production at […]

Indonesian pharmaceutical Bio Farma ready to produce IndoVac Covid-19 vaccines

Bandung, W Java, Indonesia, Sep 9, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – PT Bio Farma, the holding company for state-owned pharmaceutical companies in Indonesia, announced a new milestone in the manufacturing of IndoVac, a Covid-19 vaccine brand it has developed since November 2021. IndoVac Covid-19 vaccine in production at PT Bio Farma’s facilities near […]

BioNTech says it could deliver Omicron vaccines in October

BioNTech says it could deliver Omicron vaccines in October

BERLIN – German vaccine developer BioNTech could deliver its COVID-19 vaccines adapted to the Omicron BA.1 and BA.4/5 sub variants in October if given regulatory approval. On hundred million vaccine doses of the Omicron booster based on the earlier BA.1 variant have already been pre-produced by BioNTech Together with its US partner Pfizer, BioNTech planned […]