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Qatar approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children aged 5-11 years

In November, Gulf states Bahrain and Saudi Arabia approved the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use for children in the same age category.
A dose of a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is prepared at children's hospital.(AP)
A dose of a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is prepared at children's hospital.(AP)
Published on Jan 30, 2022 09:21 PM IST
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Omicron routs J&J vaccine in lab study, may evade Sinovac and BioNTech too

A study, conducted by scientists at the microbiology department of the University of Hong Kong, showed that insufficient antibodies were generated by the Sinovac and BioNTech products to fend off Omicron.
Omicron is more infectious than Delta, but it remains unclear whether it is also more dangerous. (File Photo)
Omicron is more infectious than Delta, but it remains unclear whether it is also more dangerous. (File Photo)
Published on Dec 15, 2021 01:26 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Pfizer, BioNTech say 3 doses of Covid-19 vaccine neutralise Omicron variant

Further, the companies also said that two doses of the vaccine was found less effective in protection against the Omicron variant while a booster dose increased the neutralising antibodies by 25 times.
Pfizer-BioNTech said that an Omicron-specific Covid-19 vaccine, if needed, could be delivered by March 2022, pending regulatory approvals.(AP)
Pfizer-BioNTech said that an Omicron-specific Covid-19 vaccine, if needed, could be delivered by March 2022, pending regulatory approvals.(AP)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 07:47 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Covid-19 vaccine makers study new variant’s impact

  • BioNTech, which works with Pfizer said it’s beginning lab studies on the variant and should have the first data on how it interacts with the vaccine within two weeks.
A sign outside of a hospital advertises the Covid-19 vaccine.(AFP)
A sign outside of a hospital advertises the Covid-19 vaccine.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 28, 2021 04:21 AM IST
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What are the Covid entry rules for travellers to European countries?

  • As Europe begins to open up, DW offers a brief recap of what travel restrictions apply within the EU.
Restaurants are beginning to open to customers again(edpics/Zoonar/picture alliance)
Restaurants are beginning to open to customers again(edpics/Zoonar/picture alliance)
Updated on Aug 06, 2021 10:33 AM IST
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