US Study Finds 1st Vaccine Dose Boosts Mental Health, Indian Doctors Affirm

Reading Time: 12 minutes Indian doctors affirm there is a short term effect of vaccination in boosting mental health. (File) New Delhi: A new US study has found that the people who have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine are less likely to experience stress. Indian doctors affirm that there is a short term effect of vaccination … Read more

Third Dose Of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine 95.6% Effective: Study

Reading Time: 2 minutes A third dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 developed by Pfizer/BioNTech is 95.6 percent effective against symptomatic infection, according to a study by the makers published on Thursday. The clinical phase three trial with “10,000 participants 16 years of age and older” showed “a relative vaccine efficacy of 95.6 percent against disease during a period … Read more

US Covid Vaccine for Kids: US rolling out Covid vaccine for 28 million kids in 5-11 age group | World News – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes WASHINGTON: More than 28 million American children in the 5-11 age group will be administered the coronavirus vaccine, with the roll out starting within days, the White House announced on Wednesday. To manage an “equitable launch,” States have been advised to request their pediatric doses in advance — even before formal approval by the CDC … Read more

US To Allow Covid Vaccine Booster “Mix And Match”: Reports

Reading Time: 5 minutes The US study on boosters, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, has several limitations. (File) Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is preparing to allow “mix and match” coronavirus vaccine boosting, in which people get a different additional shot to the dose they initially received, US media reported. Citing sources familiar with the … Read more

Pfizer Seeks Approval For Covid Jabs For Children Aged 5-11 In Canada

Reading Time: 4 minutes Pfizer-BioNTech submitted an authorization request to Canada for use of vaccine for children. Montreal: Pfizer-BioNTech submitted an authorization request to Health Canada on Monday for the use of its Covid-19 vaccine in children aged 5-11, the companies and the Canadian government said. “This is the first submission Health Canada has received for the use of … Read more

Personnel Who Refuse Jabs To Be Discharged: US Navy’s Vaccine Mandate

Reading Time: 5 minutes People expelled for refusing the vaccine will receive a general honorable discharge, Navy said. Washington: The US Navy said Thursday that personnel who refuse to be vaccinated against Covid-19 will be expelled from the force, ahead of the November 28 deadline for the injection. “With Covid-19 vaccines now mandatory for all military members, the Navy … Read more

WHO Advises Additional COVID-19 Vaccine For Immunocompromised People

Reading Time: 5 minutes Currently some 3.5 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered (File) Geneva: The World Health Organization on Monday recommended that immunocompromised people be given an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine, due to their higher risk of breakthrough infections after standard immunisation. The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunisation said the additional dose should … Read more

Spain To Give Third Dose Of Covid Vaccine To 70 Year-Olds

Reading Time: 3 minutes More than 15 countries worldwide have begun issuing third doses of Covid vaccine (File) Madrid: Spain’s health ministry said Thursday it would give third doses of coronavirus vaccines to the over-70s, hoping to improve their protection against Covid-19. The National Public Health Commission has decided to offer the booster jab vaccinations from late October to … Read more

Pfizer Vaccine Prevents Severe Covid For At Least 6 Months, Shows Study

Reading Time: 4 minutes Vaccination with two doses of Pfizer jab stays highly effective against severe Covid for 6 months: Study Paris: Vaccination with two doses of the Pfizer jab stays highly effective against severe Covid — including the Delta variant — for at least six months, an analysis of US patients said Monday. While previous data from clinical … Read more

EU Drug Watchdog Approves Pfizer Booster Covid Vaccine For All Adults

Reading Time: 4 minutes Decisions for boosters will be taken by public health bodies at national level: EMA (Representational) The Hague, Netherlands: The EU’s drug watchdog on Monday approved booster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine for all people aged 18 and over, amid concerns that protection dips after initial jabs. Extra doses of both the Moderna and Pfizer … Read more