Moderna's single-dose Covid-19 vaccine in India likely next year; Pfizer ready with 5 crore doses for 2021

Credit: IndiaTimes- Published on May 25, 2021
Moderna is expecting to launch a single-dose Covid-19 vaccine in India next year and is in talks with Cipla among other Indian firms, while another US giant Pfizer is ready to offer 5 crore shots in 2021 itself but it wants significant regulatory relaxations including indemnification, sources said on Tuesday.

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Published on May 25, 2021 -  01:02
Moderna Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe and Effective in 12- to 17-Year-Olds
Moderna Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Is, Safe and Effective, in 12- to 17-Year-Olds. On Tuesday, Moderna announced the results of their Phase 2 trial of the administration of their COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 12 to 17. . According to results involving 3,732 children in the United States, their vaccine produces an immune response to COVID-19. That immune response was found to be equivalent to the immune response produced in adults. . Modernaโ€™s results in the children were โ€œconsistent with a vaccine efficacy of 100%.โ€. The vaccine was found to be 93 percent effective at preventing mild cases of COVID-19 after one dose. . These mild cases only involved one symptom of COVID-19, rather than two or more. . No significant safety concerns were identified: only mild side effects after the second dose such as headache, fatigue, muscle pain, pain at the injection site and chills. Moderna plans to submit their findings and a request for authorization to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in early June. . Currently, Pfizerโ€™s COVID-19 vaccine is the only one to have gained emergency use authorization from the FDA to include 12- to 15-year-olds

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