Tag: COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer Chief: No Corners Cut On Vaccine Testing

Pfizer chief executive Albert Bourla said Tuesday he understands concerns around the speed at which pharmaceutical companies have produced COVID-19 vaccines, but insisted that no corners had been cut. (AFP photo)

WHO: Crisis Not Over As Vaccine Rollout Starts

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that vaccines were no magic bullet for the coronavirus crisis, as Russia started vaccinating its high-risk workers Saturday and other countries geared up for similar programmes. (AFP photo)

Russian Sputnik V vaccine 95% efficient: developer

Interim trial results show the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is above 95 percent efficient, the developer said on Tuesday. (Anadolu photo)

PH can procure Covid-19 vaccine sans local clinical trials

The government can still procure Covid-19 vaccines from US-based pharmaceutical firm Moderna and other vaccine manufacturers even with the absence of local clinical trials, a health official said Wednesday. (Andolu photo)

No time for complacency despite vaccine: UN health body

GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said it was “cautiously optimistic” about encouraging news on the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine. (Anadolu photo)

Moderna’s vaccine nearly 95 percent effective

United States (US) biotech firm Moderna on Monday announced its experimental vaccine against COVID-19 was almost 95 percent effective, marking a second major breakthrough in the quest to end the pandemic. (AFP photo)

Poorer nations wait, West snaps up vaccine supply

Hailed this week as a pandemic game-changer, the new COVID-19 vaccine offered countries that had pre-ordered doses a potential escape from a cycle of lockdowns and new waves of sickness and death. (AFP photo)

PH to borrow $300-M to purchase Covid-19 vaccines

MANILA – The government is planning to borrow USD300 million to purchase doses of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine for all Filipinos, President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday night. (Presidential photo)

Emergency use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine unlikely in PH: DOST

MANILA – The emergency use of Pfizer’s vaccine candidate against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is unlikely in the Philippines, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said on Tuesday.