A new study suggests COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna do not appear to pose serious risk during pregnancy. Researchers reviewed data from more than 35,000 pregnant women from December of last year through February of this year.
Governor Henry McMaster has received his first coronavirus shot. Monday, the governor released on social media that he and First Lady Peggy McMaster visited CVS Pharmacy in Columbia to receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
Pfizer CEO says booster shots will likely be necessary, while some Americans remain hesitant about getting the shot
Vaccine hesitancy is rising in some communities just days after the Johnson & Johnson vaccinations were paused. This comes as COVID-19 rates are climbing in some states, with some hospitals overcapacity once again. Now, Pfizer’s CEO says a booster shot will likely be needed after 12 months, and every year after.
Pfizer says new trial data is giving a glimpse into how long its vaccine protection lasts, and how effective it is against one variant.
Pfizer says protection from its COVID-19 vaccine lasts at least six months after the second dose. The pharmaceutical company has been studying the vaccine in nearly 5,000 volunteers. Among that group, 77 people who were vaccinated tested positive for COVID-19.
The manufacturers of all three COVID-19 vaccines being used in the United States say they continue to conduct tests and are working to increase production capabilities.
Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is effective in adolescents. The pharmaceutical company says clinical trial results showed 100% efficacy in kids ages 12-15. Researchers say there were no COVID-19 cases among the more than 100,000 participants given the vaccine.
Pfizer and BioNTech say they are now hoping to manufacture 2.5 billion doses of their coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year. This comes as the United States continues its push to get people vaccinated.
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can now be stored at normal freezer temperature for two weeks, according to the European Medicines Agency. The EMA says that the change is supported by new stability data, and that the new storage option gives more flexibility with its distribution.
Pfizer has started testing its coronavirus vaccine in children under the age of 12.