Tag: vaccine


Pfizer Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine 100% Effective In Children

In a recent press release, Pfizer Incorporated said its COVID-19 vaccine provided strong long-term protection against the virus in a late-stage study conducted among adolescents aged 12 to 15 years. The company said a two-dose series of the vaccine was 100% effective against COVID-19, measured seven days through over four months after the second dose. “As the global health community […]


Drug Companies Get Booster Approval

Vaccine advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in a recent meeting, voted unanimously to recommend booster doses of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for all adults in the United States six months after their first two shots expire. Members of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices also voted to strengthen the recommendation to say that […]


Jamaica Loading Up On Vaccine

Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs Minister has disclosed that Jamaica is set to receive Covid-19 vaccines from at least five countries based on its vaccine sourcing activities and commitments which have been made. The Minister of  Foreign Affairs, Kamina Johnson-Smith, says the drawdown would include the popular Pfizer vaccine. The Foreign Affairs Ministry has been collaborating with the Health Ministry and various […]


WHO Urges Leaders To Step Up

WHO has urged leaders attending the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to guarantee equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and other life-saving tools; ensure the world is better prepared to respond to future pandemics and renew efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The health organization noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has already claimed the lives of […]


Drugmakers Pfizer And BioNTech — Vaccine Safe For Underage Children

Drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech have announced that their two-dose COVID-19 vaccine is safe and shows a robust antibody response in children ages five to 11. The vaccine makers conducted a study in which about 2,270 children in that age group were administered one-third of the adult dose, or 10 micrograms given three weeks apart.  The companies said the shots were […]


Vanguard Doles Out Cash To Workers Who Get Vaccinated

Vanguard’s workers are set to receive $1,000 if they get vaccinated. The top U.S. investment firm will make the payout to staff once they proved that they have been jabbed by October. Staff would still qualify if they were inoculated before the company made its offer. The move by Vanguard comes against the backdrop of the new Delta variant and […]


Barbadians Protest Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination

Barbadians are not taking an attempt by their government to mandate COVID-19 vaccine lying down. Hundreds of Barbadians turn to the streets in protest to let their voices be heard on the matter. “We are neither anti-vaccine nor are we anti-government. This is about freedom, freedom of choice, freedom of conscience, the freedom to do what you want to do […]


Judge’s Rule Pokes “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s In The Eye”

Contrary to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) law that prevents “vaccine passports” from being utilized in the state, a judge has ruled that Norwegian Cruise Line is permitted to ask customers to show proof of vaccination before boarding a ship. According to press reports, U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams in the Southern District of Florida said that the state law […]


Ukraine Set To Get 900,000 Vaccine Doses From US

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. in a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine discussed both countries’ strategic partnership. The discussion highlights the support of President Zelenskyy’s plan to tackle corruption and implement a reform agenda, based on our shared democratic values and Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations, that delivers justice, security, and prosperity to the people of Ukraine.  President Biden affirmed […]


WHO Warns — Keep Your Guards Up!

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus is appealing to people in countries with low uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine to keep their guard up. In a conference call at the beginning of the week, the WHO head warned that the global pandemic is not yet over despite high COVID vaccination rates in some countries. The warning came […]