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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University is switching to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for its student clinics after federal officials recommended a temporary halt in use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for safety reasons. Also, because the Pfizer vaccine requires two doses three weeks apart, students will be allowed to get one of the… Read More
Pfizer says it will submit the clinical trial results “as soon as possible” to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and is hoping to start vaccinating children before the next school year.
The new deal effectively doubles the federal government’s order from the company. Pfizer said the U.S. government has agreed to pay $1.95 billion for the additional doses.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. government advisory panel has endorsed Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, in a major step toward an epic vaccination campaign that could finally conquer the outbreak. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to follow the recommendation issued Thursday by its expert advisers. The group, in a 17-4 vote with one abstention, concluded… Read More
The vaccine was found to be 95% effective in an updated study analysis. Safety data required by the Food and Drug Administration showed no serious concerns, the company said.
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is the first to have data showing that it exceeded the minimum effectiveness threshold set by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use.
If the company’s vaccine candidate pans out, Americans can receive it for free, under the deal. The arrangement is part of the U.S. government’s push to have a vaccine widely available by January.