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Bharat Biotech’s US Partner Seeks Approval For Use Of Covaxin In Children

Nov 05, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The submission is based on results of Bharat Biotech's Phase 2/3 paediatric clinical trial involving 526 children between 2-18 years of age.

US: 5 To 11-Year-Old Kids May Get Covid-19 Vaccine Soon As FDA Panel Endorses Pfizer Shots

Oct 27, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

If the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) authorises the kid-size Covid-19 vaccination doses now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will have to decide whether to recommend the shots and which youngsters should get them.


Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Effective For Kids: FDA

As per FDA scientists, Pfizer vaccine's benefit for preventing hospitalisations and death from Covid-19 would outweigh any serious potential side effects in children.

FDA Panel Endorses Booster Shot For J&J COVID-19 Vaccine

Oct 16, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

J&J told the Food and Drug Administration that an extra dose adds important protection as early as two months after initial vaccination — but that it might work better if people wait until six months later.


FDA Panel Debates Lower-Dose Moderna COVID Shots For Booster

U.S. officials stress that the priority is to get shots to the 66 million unvaccinated Americans who are eligible for immunization -- those most at risk as the extra-contagious delta variant of the coronavirus has burned across the country.

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07 October, 2021

Pfizer Urges US Govt To Allow Covid-19 Shots For Kids Of 5 To 11 Years Age

Associated Press (AP)

Pfizer announced in a tweet that it had formally filed its application with the Food and Drug Administration.


23 September, 2021

US Approves Booster Dose Of Pfizer's Covid-19 Vaccine For Special Groups

Associated Press (AP)

People over 65 years of age, Young adults with underlying health conditions and people whose jobs put them at high Covid-19 infection risk to get booster doses. Food And Drug Administration(FDA) gives approval.


18 September, 2021

Top Doctors Say Not So Fast To Biden's Boosters-For-All Plan

Associated Press (AP)

A key government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected Biden's plan to give COVID-19 booster shots across the board and instead recommended the extra vaccine dose only for those who are age 65 or older or who run a high risk of severe disease.


17 September, 2021

Covid-19: US Approves New Use Of Eli Lilly's Drug For Treating Patients

Associated Press (AP)

Before this approval, this drug was only used for people who were confirmed with Covid-19 and were categorized as high-risk ones.


09 September, 2021

Zydus Cadila Gets USFDA Nod For Schizophrenia Treatment Drug

Outlook Web Desk

The company said that it would manufacture the drug at its manufacturing facility at the SEZ, Ahmedabad.


24 August, 2021

Anthony Fauci Expects Uptick In Vaccination Following FDA's Approval Of Pfizer Vaccine

Associated Press (AP)

The top infectious disease expert in the U.S. says the Food and Drug Administration's decision Monday should encourage people who cited lack of approval as a reason for not getting vaccinated


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18 August, 2021

US Approves Booster Shots To Tackle Decline In Vaccine Efficacy

Outlook Web Desk

The plan, as outlined by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other top authorities, calls for an extra dose eight months after people get their second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.


17 August, 2021

US May Recommend Boosters Eight Months After Second Covid Vaccine Dose

Associated Press (AP)

The action is expected for the Pfizer shot in the coming weeks. However, the Food and Drug Administration is yet to formally approve the vaccine.


13 August, 2021

FDA Authorises Extra COVID Vaccines For Those With Weak Immunities

Associated Press (AP)

The announcement came on Thursday, by the Food and Drug Administration which applies to several million Americans who are especially vulnerable because of organ transplants, certain cancers, or other disorders.


10 August, 2021

Pentagon Makes Covid-19 Vaccines Compulsory For US Military Members Under New US Plan

Associated Press (AP)

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the mid-September deadline could be accelerated if the vaccine receives final FDA approval or infection rates continue to rise.


Photo Gallery

New Zealand's William Somerville bowled out during third day of the first Test cricket match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park stadium in Kanpur.

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Nurses of various West Bengal Government run hospitals shout slogans during their protest rally over alleged discrimination in their pay scale and unnecessary transfer, at SSKM hospital in Kolkata.

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Air passengers show their COVID-19 double dose certificates to the government health workers after arriving from Birsa Munda International Airport, in Ranchi.

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School students visit the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya.

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Katrin Milhahn, screenwriter of the film ‘Night Forest’ competing for ICFT UNESCO GANDHI Medal, being felicitated during the 52nd International Film Festival of India, in Panaji.

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