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Are Covid-19 vaccines like Pfizer, Moderna safe for children?

The FDA assessed the safety of the kid-size doses of Covid-19 vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna in 3,100 vaccinated youngsters. Regulators deemed that enough data, considering the trove of safety information from hundreds of millions of larger doses given to adults and teens worldwide.
Students check their health before receive the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine during a vaccination campaign at an elementary school in Bali, Indonesia (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Students check their health before receive the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine during a vaccination campaign at an elementary school in Bali, Indonesia (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Updated on Dec 23, 2021 11:09 AM IST
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'Highly effective': Moderna on its booster Covid jab's response to Omicron

The vaccine maker said the decision to focus on the current vaccine, mRNA-1273, was driven in part by how quickly the recently discovered variant is spreading.
The company still plans to develop a vaccine specifically to protect against Omicron, which it hopes to advance into clinical trials early next year.(REUTERS)
The company still plans to develop a vaccine specifically to protect against Omicron, which it hopes to advance into clinical trials early next year.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 20, 2021 03:59 PM IST
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Vast study confirms rare heart risk from Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine

Incidences of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the tissue surrounding the heart) after mRNA jabs from Pfizer and Moderna had been noted in vaccine safety reports and small-scale studies.
It noted that among the vaccinated who developed myocarditis or pericarditis
It noted that among the vaccinated who developed myocarditis or pericarditis "only a few" had severe outcomes.(AP file photo)
Published on Dec 17, 2021 06:12 AM IST
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Australia adds Moderna as vaccine booster, cuts wait time for 3rd Shot

The approval came from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization, the health department said Sunday in a statement.
Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, saw the pace of new cases decline for the first time in six days.(AP)
Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, saw the pace of new cases decline for the first time in six days.(AP)
Published on Dec 12, 2021 06:40 AM IST
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Covid: Vaccine for Omicron might be ready in early 2022, says Moderna

The Omicron variant, first detected in southern Africa, has a higher number of mutations and has been spreading very quickly. The variant has prompted several countries to shut down their borders and renew Covid-19 restrictions.
Burton pointed out on Sunday that current vaccines should protect against the variant, adding that all unvaccinated people should take the jab.(via AP)
Burton pointed out on Sunday that current vaccines should protect against the variant, adding that all unvaccinated people should take the jab.(via AP)
Published on Nov 29, 2021 08:25 AM IST
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Will develop booster shot for new Covid variant: Moderna

  • It is one of three strategies the company is working to address the new threat, including a higher dose of its existing vaccine, Moderna said.
A health care worker fills up a syringe with a dose of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine for a booster shot at the vaccination reference center at the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI) in Zurich, Switzerland.(Reuters)
A health care worker fills up a syringe with a dose of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine for a booster shot at the vaccination reference center at the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI) in Zurich, Switzerland.(Reuters)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 04:31 AM IST
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Pfizer, Moderna booster shots cleared for all US adults. Final hurdle remains

According to the CDC, more than a third of fully vaccinated senior citizens in the US had already received their booster doses as of Thursday, and 17 per cent of fully vaccinated adults overall have had an additional shot of vaccine.
US regulators have opened up Covid-19 booster shots to all and more adults on Friday. (File Photo / AP)
US regulators have opened up Covid-19 booster shots to all and more adults on Friday. (File Photo / AP)
Published on Nov 19, 2021 07:33 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Moderna and US govt at odds over vaccine patent: Report

According to the NYT report, the vaccine was the culmination of four-year collaboration between Moderna and NIH, the government’s biomedical research agency.
A vial of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccine clinic in Salt Lake City, USA. (File Photo / AP)
A vial of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccine clinic in Salt Lake City, USA. (File Photo / AP)
Updated on Nov 11, 2021 03:06 AM IST
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Moderna loses over $7bn in market value after FDA setback on teen Covid-19 shots

  • The Food and Drug Administration wants more time to weigh international analyses of the risks of a rare heart inflammation, myocarditis, which may not be completed before the end of the year, Moderna said in a statement on Sunday.
Moderna Inc's stock fell 5.1% to $327.79 at 12 pm in New York.(File Photo / AP)
Moderna Inc's stock fell 5.1% to $327.79 at 12 pm in New York.(File Photo / AP)
Updated on Nov 02, 2021 12:01 AM IST
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Bloomberg | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

US Vice President Kamala Harris gets Covid-19 booster shot

  • Kamala Harris received her third dose of the Moderna vaccine at the White House and encouraged everyone to get the booster "when you are eligible."
Administering White House medical staff wipes the arm of Vice President Kamala Harris as she is prepared to receive her Moderna Covid-19 vaccine booster shot at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, in Washington, on October 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)(AP)
Administering White House medical staff wipes the arm of Vice President Kamala Harris as she is prepared to receive her Moderna Covid-19 vaccine booster shot at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, in Washington, on October 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)(AP)
Published on Oct 30, 2021 10:57 PM IST
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AFP | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

US FDA advisers weigh case for booster shots of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine

Moderna is seeking approval of a booster shot that includes 50 micrograms of vaccine, half of strength of its regular dose but still higher than the Pfizer-BioNTech shot, which contains 30 micrograms of vaccine.
The FDA typically follows the advice of its experts but is not bound to do so.(AP)
The FDA typically follows the advice of its experts but is not bound to do so.(AP)
Published on Oct 14, 2021 11:11 PM IST
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Covishield gets UK nod, but Indians have to quarantine. The dispute, explained

PM Modi said this week that international travel should be made easier through mutual recognition of vaccine certificates. His remarks came on the day when the UK issued a new travel advisory to include Covishield among eligible formulations but kept India out of the approved vaccinations list.
Vials of the Covishield Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination camp set up in New Delhi. (Representational Image / Bloomberg)
Vials of the Covishield Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination camp set up in New Delhi. (Representational Image / Bloomberg)
Updated on Sep 23, 2021 09:53 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Stainless steel particles found in suspended doses of Covid-19 vaccine in Japan

Japan suspended the use of 1.63 million doses of the Moderna vaccine last week after being notified of contamination that local media reported was metallic.
The use of three lots of Moderna vaccines was suspended on Thursday after 39 vials were found to contain foreign material.(REUTERS)
The use of three lots of Moderna vaccines was suspended on Thursday after 39 vials were found to contain foreign material.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 01, 2021 09:23 PM 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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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to work on easing of Covid-19 travel restrictions

Saudi Arabia, which bars direct travel from Pakistan, has only approved the AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines, so anyone arriving without one of those shots is required to quarantine at a cost many Pakistani workers say they cannot afford.
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, right, speaks as his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud listens during a joint press conference after their meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Saudi Foreign Minister arrived in Islamabad on a day-long visit to hold talks with Pakistani leadership to discuss bilateral matters, regional and international issues. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, right, speaks as his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud listens during a joint press conference after their meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Saudi Foreign Minister arrived in Islamabad on a day-long visit to hold talks with Pakistani leadership to discuss bilateral matters, regional and international issues. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
Published on Jul 27, 2021 07:28 PM IST
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Germany suggests mix and match of Covid vaccines for better immune response

  • The country recommended that people take Pfizer or Moderna as their second jab against Covid-19 four weeks after being administered with AstraZeneca’s shot
A study by Oxford University recently discovered that mixing Covid vaccines generates robust immune responses against the virus.(Reuters)
A study by Oxford University recently discovered that mixing Covid vaccines generates robust immune responses against the virus.(Reuters)
Published on Jul 03, 2021 03:54 PM IST
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By | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

US donates 2.5 million doses of Moderna’s mRNA vaccine to Pakistan

  • The Moderna vaccines were delivered in partnership with the COVAX global vaccine initiative, UNICEF, and the government of Pakistan, the US embassy said in an official statement.
The United States delivered of 2.5 million doses of the Moderna vaccine to Pakistan (Antony Blinken on Twitter)
The United States delivered of 2.5 million doses of the Moderna vaccine to Pakistan (Antony Blinken on Twitter)
Published on Jul 02, 2021 08:05 PM IST
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By | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

India clears 4th vaccine: Moderna jab import by Cipla allowed, Pfizer next?

Moderna vaccine import by Cipla allowed by DCGI (Reuters)
Moderna vaccine import by Cipla allowed by DCGI (Reuters)
Published on Jun 29, 2021 06:11 PM IST
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Cipla seeks DCGI nod to import Moderna vaccine, decision likely today

Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine mRNA-1273 is sold under the brand name 'Spikevax' in the US. The DCGI is likely to decide soon on whether Cipla will be allowed to import the vaccine for emergency use in India, news agencies reported.
Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine mRNA-1273 is sold under the brand name 'Spikevax' in the United States. (File Photo)
Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine mRNA-1273 is sold under the brand name 'Spikevax' in the United States. (File Photo)
Published on Jun 29, 2021 12:57 PM IST
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Covid-19 travel updates: California to keep emergency order, Chicago lifts curbs

From England delaying reopening to Chicago fully reopening, California remaining under a state of emergency, Paris lifting the curfew for the French Open fans and Switzerland planning to reopen its borders for overseas visitors who have received a Covid-19 vaccine, catch all the travel updates here
Covid-19 travel updates: California to keep emergency order, Chicago lifts curbs(Unsplash)
Covid-19 travel updates: California to keep emergency order, Chicago lifts curbs(Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 13, 2021 05:42 PM IST
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EMA evaluating use of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine in 12-17 age group

In a statement released on the day, the European regulator said that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) will carry out an accelerated assessment of the data submitted by Moderna in their application.
Moderna’s Covid-19 shot received a conditional marketing authorisation for usage within the EU earlier on January 6.(Reuters)
Moderna’s Covid-19 shot received a conditional marketing authorisation for usage within the EU earlier on January 6.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 08, 2021 10:53 PM IST
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By | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Singapore apologises after 16-year-old given Moderna Covid-19 jab in 'error'

The Moderna Covid-19 vaccine has not been approved for people under the age of 18 in the city-state.
Moderna Covid-19 vaccine (Reuters)
Moderna Covid-19 vaccine (Reuters)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 07:19 AM IST
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UNICEF reaches Covid-19 vaccine supply agreement with Moderna

"Through the supply agreement, UNICEF, along with procurement partners including the PanAmerican Health Organization (PAHO), will have access to up to 34 million doses of the vaccine for around 92 countries and territories in 2021," UNICEF said.
UNICEF said the vaccines are expected to be delivered in the final quarter of 2021.(Reuters)
UNICEF said the vaccines are expected to be delivered in the final quarter of 2021.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 12:03 AM IST
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ANI | , Washington Dc

Moderna shot likely next year; Pfizer to offer 50 million jabs

While Moderna has conveyed to Indian authorities that it does not have surplus vaccines to share in 2021, there are limited prospects of Johnson & Johnson exporting its jabs from the US to other countries in the near future, the people added.
It is learnt that Cipla has already evinced interest in procuring five crore doses from Moderna for 2022 and has requested confirmation from the Centre with respect to stability in regulatory requirements/policy regime.(AP)
It is learnt that Cipla has already evinced interest in procuring five crore doses from Moderna for 2022 and has requested confirmation from the Centre with respect to stability in regulatory requirements/policy regime.(AP)
Published on May 26, 2021 04:06 AM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine found safe, effective in kids as young as 12

Moderna's trial evaluated the vaccine in 3,732 adolescents aged 12 to 17, two-thirds of whom got the vaccine and one-third of whom got a placebo.
Moderna said it plans to submit the data to a peer-reviewed publication.(AP)
Moderna said it plans to submit the data to a peer-reviewed publication.(AP)
Published on May 25, 2021 05:45 PM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav, Chicago

Moderna refuses to sell vaccines directly to Punjab

The development came after the Amarinder Singh government reached out to several manufacturers, including Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and Gamaleya (maker of Sputnik-V), for direct purchase, said state nodal officer for vaccination Vikas Garg.
Empty vials of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine lie in a box during a vaccine campaign.(AP)
Empty vials of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine lie in a box during a vaccine campaign.(AP)
Published on May 24, 2021 02:02 AM IST
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Moderna CEO advocates booster Covid-19 vaccine jab to protect people at risk

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel suggested that in order to protect the "fragile unvaccinated people," all adults and adolescents must also receive a booster jab.
Moderna is now testing three different booster strategies, CEO Stephane Bancel said.(Reuters)
Moderna is now testing three different booster strategies, CEO Stephane Bancel said.(Reuters)
Published on May 23, 2021 04:01 PM IST
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ANI | , Moscow

Germany plans to ease Covid-19 quarantine for fully-vaccinated travellers

Germany to ease Covid-19 quarantine for travellers who have had a coronavirus vaccine approved in the European Union, namely BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.
Germany plans to ease Covid-19 quarantine for fully-vaccinated travellers(Photo by Sangga Rima Roman Selia on Unsplash)
Germany plans to ease Covid-19 quarantine for fully-vaccinated travellers(Photo by Sangga Rima Roman Selia on Unsplash)
Updated on May 12, 2021 03:07 PM IST
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Moderna’s booster shots effective against variants

Booster shots that were studied spurred antibodies against the strains that hit Brazil and South Africa.
“We are encouraged by these new data, which reinforces our confidence that our booster strategy should be protective against these newly detected variants,” said Stephane Bancel, Moderna’s CEO.(Reuters)
“We are encouraged by these new data, which reinforces our confidence that our booster strategy should be protective against these newly detected variants,” said Stephane Bancel, Moderna’s CEO.(Reuters)
Published on May 07, 2021 06:15 AM IST
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Agencies | , New York/beijing

Moderna to supply 500 million vaccine doses to Covax effort

  • Moderna is joining developers including AstraZeneca Plc, Pfizer Inc. and Johnson & Johnson in supplying Covax, which has faced setbacks in its bid to help lower-income nations.
A healthcare worker holds a vial of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine.(Reuters)
A healthcare worker holds a vial of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine.(Reuters)
Published on May 03, 2021 05:35 PM IST
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