The FDA said J&J's vaccine offers strong protection against serious illness, hospitalisations, and death. The company has said it expects to deliver 20 million doses to the US by the end of March
Once thawed, the vials can be stored at fridge temperatures of 2 to 8 degrees Celsius for up to five days, it clarified.
Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective, says FDA paving way for approval
The vaccine was 66.1% effective in preventing moderate to severe disease and appeared safe, the US Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine trial for pregnant women begins in bid to reach important subgroups
AstraZeneca is also monitoring participants in their study who have conceived since their participation in the trial.
It may be June before ordinary people have their turn to be vaccinated, meaning the Olympics unlikely to happen before July.
Japan approves first COVID-19 vaccine with Tokyo Olympics in sight; roll-out slated to begin this week
Officials have insisted that the Tokyo Games will take place even though COVID-19 continues to affect the entire world. Athletes and other participants will be encouraged, but not obliged, to be vaccinated
In a statement, Pfizer said it had decided to withdraw the application after a meeting with the Drug Regulatory Authority of India on 3 Feb, in which the regulator stated that there may be need for "additional information"
The shots were all tested differently, and some were allowed to go into use even before they were rigorously tested.
Germany threatens legal action as tensions rise between EU and AstraZeneca over COVID-19 vaccine delays
AstraZeneca has said that for now it can only deliver a quarter of the doses originally promised to the EU for the first quarter of the year because of issues at one of its European factories
Daily cases jump to 18,855 just days after 8-month low; Centre asks states to inoculate frontline workers from Feb
Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Friday said it expects Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V to be launched in India through Emergency Use Authorisation by March this year
There is hard evidence that fractional doses and delayed doses have worked when doctors have tried them out of desperation.
A YouGov survey this month of roughly 19,000 people in 17 countries and regions showed that most were distrustful of a COVID-19 vaccine made in China
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said one poor country received a mere 25 vaccine doses while over 39 million doses have been administered in nearly 50 richer nations
European Union nations expressed frustration at the delay because they are waiting desperately for more doses to immunise people against the virus that has claimed almost two million lives worldwide
'I don't trust them': Ayatollah Ali Khamenei bans import of Pfizer, AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in Iran
Khamenei’s statement reflects decades of tense relations between Iran and the West which have not abated in the waning days of Donald Trump’s presidency
Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine found effective against UK, SA variants of SARS-CoV-2 virus, study reports
The study noted that the Pfizer–BioNTech shot worked against 15 additional possible mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Coronavirus News Updates: Centre should bear cost of COVID-19 vaccine for the poor, says Rajesh Tope
Coronavirus News Updates: The Maharashtra health minister said two doses (of a COVID-19 vaccine) will cost Rs 500 and the state government will take "appropriate" steps if the Centre doesn't take steps regarding its expectation
Unlike the Pfizer and Moderna which requires a minus 70 degree Celsius (cold) chain, most Indian vaccine candidates have been designed to work at storage temperatures of 2-8 degrees Celsius due to logistical issues
Ready for COVID vaccine roll-out by 13 January, no ban on export, says health ministry; key takeaways
The government also said that thus far the UK strain of the coronavirus has been detected in 71 people, but that there is no untoward cluster of the new strain
DCGI clears SII, Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccines: Explaining what emergency use authorisation means and why it is essential
In India, drug regulations do not have provisions for emergency use approval and the procedure for receiving one is not clearly defined