• Pfizer, BioNTech formally ask FDA to make vaccine available to adolescents

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Pfizer and BioNTech said Friday that they have formally asked the FDA to make their COVID-19 vaccine available to adolescents aged 12 to 15 years through an emergency use authorization.
    On Twitter, the companies said their hope is that the vaccine will be available for this age group by the start of next school year.
    “We plan to request similar rulings by other regulatory authorities worldwide in coming days,” the companies tweeted.
    The request was anticipated. The companies announced last month that the vaccine was highly protective among children aged 12 to 15 years enrolled in a
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  • Can Storytelling Help Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy?

    Can Storytelling Help Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy?

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Vin Gupta, MD, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation , University of Washington, about addressing COVID-19 vaccination and treatment hesitancy.
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  • Brazilian Health Regulator Anvisa Authorizes Trials for GSK-Medicago COVID Vaccine

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    Brazilian health regulator Anvisa approved on Thursday the beginning of clinical trials in the country for a new COVID vaccine developed by Canada's Medicago and GlaxoSmithKline, Anvisa said in a statement.
    Reuters Health Information
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