Pfizer seeks FDA approval for vaccine booster dose

Pfizer seeks FDA approval for vaccine booster dose

[ad_1] Pfizer is seeking U.S. approval of a booster dose of its two-shot Covid-19 vaccine. The drugmaker announced Wednesday it has started the approval process for a third dose of its vaccine for Americans ages 16 and older. The company says it expects to complete its application with the Food and Drug Administration by the … Read more

Johnson & Johnson says booster shot provides ‘rapid and robust’ Covid antibody increase

Johnson & Johnson says booster shot provides 'rapid and robust' Covid antibody increase

[ad_1] Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday that studies show a booster shot of its vaccine provides a “rapid and robust increase” in Covid-19 antibodies when used on people who have already received its first dose. The interim data showed people who already had been given the J&J vaccine experienced a nine-fold increase in spike-binding … Read more

Covid vaccine booster shots for Americans show the rich getting richer, again

Covid vaccine booster shots for Americans show the rich getting richer, again

[ad_1] The federal government’s call Wednesday for Americans vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna to get third Covid-19 shots has triggered a global backlash, as developing countries are rightly concerned that it will aggravate vaccine shortages. The World Health Organization equated the booster shots with handing out extra life jackets to those who already have them … Read more