Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine found effective in big 'real world' test, prevents illness and death

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine was 92% effective at preventing severe disease after two shots and 62% after one. Its estimated effectiveness for preventing death was 72% two to three weeks after the first shot, a rate that may improve as immunity builds over time. 

Feb 25, 2021, 07:42 AM IST

North Korea attempted to steal Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine technology by hacking: Report

In 2020, suspected North Korean hackers tried to break into at least nine health organizations, including Johnson & Johnson, Novavax Inc, and AstraZeneca. Digital espionage against health bodies, vaccine scientists and drugmakers has intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic as state-backed hacking groups scramble to obtain the latest research and information about the outbreak.

Feb 16, 2021, 16:07 PM IST

23 people dead in Norway, received Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine days before

More than 30,000 people in Norway have reportedly received the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine since late last month.

Jan 16, 2021, 21:44 PM IST

COVID-19: Mexican doctor admitted to ICU after receiving Pfizer vaccine

Mexican authorities are yet to reveal the name of the female doctor who is currently admitted at a public hospital in the northern state of Nuevo Leon.

Jan 07, 2021, 11:26 AM IST

Expert Committee meeting on Corona Vaccine

An Expert Committee meeting will be held on the first day of the New Year regarding the Corona vaccine, which will know which of the Covishield, Pfizer and Covaxin will be approved for emergency use.

Jan 01, 2021, 14:34 PM IST

We will have an amazing New Year Today, After Vaccination approval?

The approval for a Covid vaccine can come soon, the country's drugs control authority has indicated.

Jan 01, 2021, 12:06 PM IST

WHO's big gift on New Year, makes key announcement on Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine

Every country that has a drug regulatory agency will have to issue its own approval for any COVID-19 vaccine, but countries with weak systems usually rely on WHO to vet the shots.

Jan 01, 2021, 07:37 AM IST

Coronavirus vaccine Halal or Haraam? Muslim leaders express concern over use of pork-derived gelatin

Some Muslim scholars have observed that in the Quran, the use of 'haram' items has been allowed to save a person's life.

Dec 22, 2020, 11:12 AM IST

DNA: Good news on Corona vaccine in America

The first consignment of Corona Vaccine has departed from Michigan State of America. About one lakh 80 thousand vaccine vials has been sent to different states of America. On this occasion, the production unit of Pfizer Company kept clapping for a long time. Watch video

Dec 14, 2020, 23:30 PM IST

COVID-19: Biggest vaccination drive begins in US as trucks carrying Pfizer vaccine hit roads

It is learnt that 636 hospitals and clinics across the states will be delivered the Pfizer vaccines under Operation Warp Speed.

Dec 14, 2020, 11:27 AM IST

COVID-19: UK regulator makes big claim after 4 Pfizer vaccine volunteers develop Bell's palsy in US

UK drug regulator has allayed fears of Bell's palsy being associated with coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer.

Dec 14, 2020, 08:07 AM IST

Pfizer prepares for COVID-19 vaccine rollout, biggest vaccination effort in US history

Pfizer prepares U.S. COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Shipments of the Pfizer vaccine will set in motion the biggest vaccination effort in the history of the United States of America.

Dec 13, 2020, 21:29 PM IST

COVID-19: Pfizer vaccine would be free to all Americans, says President Trump after US FDA approval

 President Donald Trump on Saturday (December 12) said that the US will start rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine "in less than 24 hours."

Dec 13, 2020, 10:46 AM IST

US authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, first shot to be administered in 'less than 24 hours'

The US Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer`s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use on Friday for the prevention of coronavirus disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. 

Dec 12, 2020, 09:48 AM IST

COVID-19: US FDA panel votes in favor of authorizing Pfizer's vaccine

A US government advisory panel voted in favour of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine to be used in emergency cases among adults and teenagers. 

Dec 11, 2020, 06:42 AM IST

Britain : Two people complained of allergy after getting Corona Pfizer vaccine

In Britain, Two people complained of allergy after getting Corona Pfizer vaccine.

Dec 10, 2020, 09:56 AM IST

COVID-19: Bell's palsy in four Pfizer volunteers not due to vaccine, says US FDA

There is no evidence supporting a causal relationship between the Bell's palsy cases and the injection of the vaccine.

Dec 10, 2020, 06:48 AM IST

Canada approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, first shots likely next week

Canada is the third country after the United Kingdom and Bahrain to give the green light to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Dec 09, 2020, 23:59 PM IST

UK warns people with serious allergies to avoid Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Britain began mass vaccinating its population on Tuesday.

Dec 09, 2020, 19:11 PM IST

Who is Margaret Keenan and why this 90-year-old British woman is grabbing eyeballs

Margaret Keenan alias Maggie is a 90-year-old British grandmother who became the first patient in the world to receive the Pfizer coronavirus jab following its clinical approval as the National Health Service (NHS) launched its vaccine campaign on Tuesday.

Dec 09, 2020, 10:25 AM IST