Pfizer, BioNTech say their Covid vaccine booster dose 95.6% effective.

The third dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has shown 95.6% efficacy compared to those who did not receive a booster, according to the vaccine makers. Pfizer-BioNTech announced the results on Thursday from a Phase 3 trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of a 30-µg...

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Vaccination demand high – Health awareness rises.

In conjunction with the improvement in the COVID-19 epidemiological situation in the country, a health official revealed that there is a huge demand by the general public to register on the online platform designated for receiving winter vaccinations, which include vaccination against seasonal influenza...

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Myanmar to launch Covid-19 vaccination program for school children.

Myanmar will launch a Covid-19 vaccination program for schoolchildren aged over 12 years next week, a media report said.In an attempt to tackle the spread of Covid-19, nearly 1 million middle and high school students -- who have enrolled for the 2021-2022 academic year -- will be vaccinated, reported...

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29 Mumbai medical college students test Covid positive.

As many as 29 undergraduate students at the GS Medical College attached to Mumbai’s KEM Hospital have tested positive for Covid-19 over the past three days. The infections have prompted the college dean Hemant Deshmukh to shift all teaching activities online for the next 10 days.“Of the 29 students,...

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60 students of private school test positive.

A new cluster with 60 COVID-19 positive cases has been detected at the Sri Chaitanya Girls’ Residential School, near Electronics City.Of the 60 students who have tested positive, one student, who had high fever, has been admitted to Lady Curzon and Bowring Hospital, one is under home quarantine, while...

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Children between 5 yrs to 11 yrs to be vaccinated soon.

With Pfizer-Biontech announcing that they are close to obtain a license to use their vaccine against age group of 5 yrs to 11 yrs, the Ministry of Health is preparing to vaccinate children between the age group of 5 and 11 years which will eventually lead to resume attending schools for them from second...

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Over 56 million Indians benefitted with Covid-related health training: US.

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has reached more than 56 million Indians with Covid-related health training, risk mitigation and vaccine information, and essential equipment since the beginning of the pandemic, White House statement said on Friday (local time).The White House noted...

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Covid certificates to mention date of birth of fully vaccinated people travelling abroad.

Amid the India-UK tussle over the vaccination status of Indians, it has been decided that the CoWin certificate will have the full date of birth of people who are fully vaccinated and want to travel abroad. This is to comply with the WHO standards and will be in the dd-mm-yy format, a PTI report said....

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US CDC panel recommend Pfizer vaccine boosters for ages 65 and older.

A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory panel on Thursday recommended a booster shot of the Pfizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for Americans aged 65 and older and some adults with underlying medical conditions that put them at risk of severe disease.The panel declined to recommend...

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Clinical trial results show Pfizer Covid-19 jab safe for children aged 5-11.

Pfizer and BioNTech on Monday said trial results showed their coronavirus vaccine was safe and produced a robust immune response in children aged five to 11, adding that they would seek regulatory approval shortly.The vaccine would be administered at a lower dosage than for people over 12, they said."In...

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