The British government appointed a vaccines minister on Saturday as it prepares to inoculate millions of people against the coronavirus, potentially starting within days.
United Airlines Holdings Inc., reportedly began operating charter flights on Friday to better position Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for distribution once the shot is approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Thailand on Friday signed a $200 million deal to procure 26 million doses of a trial coronavirus vaccine developed by pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca in collaboration with Oxford University. It is expected to be delivered in mid-2021.
While promising coronavirus vaccine candidates could aid in bringing the pandemic to its heels, doctors recommended to federal health officials this week that those who eventually receive the long-awaited jab should be wary of the side effects — such as body aches and bad headaches — so they will return for the second dose.
TGen is asking those who've had COVID-19 and recovered to donate a little bit of blood to help researchers learn more about the antibody response.
In a world first, Qantas Airways will likely require passengers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus for future international travel, the CEO announced.
Arizonans could expect to see the first doses of COVID-19 by the end of next month, according to Gov. Ducey.
AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed that its COVID-19 vaccine with Oxford University was up to 90% effective in preventing disease.
Leaders of the world’s most powerful nations have wrapped up the Group of 20 summit, vowing to spare no effort to protect lives and expressing their determination to ensure affordable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all people.
In a press release, the WHO said there is currently “no evidence that remdesivir improves survival and other outcomes in these patients.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has set a public meeting on Dec. 10 to discuss approving Pfizer and BioNTech’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine and will livestream it on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech formally submitted their request Nov. 20 for FDA emergency use authorization.
The first COVID-19 vaccines to be given in the U.S. are expected to get a green light from regulators under a process known as emergency use authorization.
"Our goal is to make all safe and effective COVID vaccines available to Floridians who want them, but the state will not mandate that Floridians take these vaccines," DeSantis said. "That's going to be the choice of each and every Floridian."
Quality of Life Medical and Research Center is one of 99 sites in the country to take part in a COVID-19 vaccine study
Pfizer announced more results in its ongoing coronavirus vaccine study that suggest the shots are 95% effective.
After two companies announced encouraging preliminary results from their COVID-19 vaccines, there are new questions as to how the vaccine will be distributed, and whether people will be required to get one.
Health care workers are likely to receive the first coronavirus vaccines when supplies are limited, but a decision on who gets the first shots has not been made.
While Moderna's vaccine doesn't require special ultra cold storage, Pfizer's vaccine does -- but a Valley doctor is getting ready for special requirements for cold storage with an ultra-low freezer.
There's more promising news on the COVID-19 vaccine front as Moderna says its shot provides strong protection against the coronavirus.