In late March, Pfizer released preliminary results from a vaccine study of 2,260 U.S. volunteers age 12 to 15 showing there were no cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated adolescents compares with 18 among those given dummy shots.
The health expert also said he thinks the recommendations could be reevaluated.
Dr. Brett Giroir argued that Biden's mask-wearing "is very confusing and it's causing people to not have faith in the vaccine."
Ugur Sahin, BioNTech's chief executive, said Wednesday that the vaccine his company created with Pfizer will likely require a third booster shot due to data showing a weaker immune response over time in people who received the vaccine.
In developing its vaccine, Pfizer was doing what the private sector does best: thrive under pressure and respond to market demands as no government agency can.
The condition has emerged in just dozens of cases out of more than five million people in Israel who have been vaccinated.
The FDA and CDC recommended pausing usage of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after a few cases of rare and serious blood clots were reported.
The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines each require two shots, but can you mix and match the different vaccines?
On Wednesday, American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced that its COVID-19 vaccine demonstrated 100 percent efficacy against COVID-19 in a trial involving 12- to 15-0year-olds.
"Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic requires both prevention via vaccine and targeted treatment for those who contract the virus," Pfizer's Chief Scientific Officer Mikael Dolsten said on Tuesday.
Israel's high-tech sector did extraordinarily well while Covid raged, but most of the rest of the economy only just survived.
Their staunch opposition to even considering a vaccine comes as health officials plead with lawmakers to not politicize the vaccination process.
"Morally compromised"? The cells from aborted human embryos were crucial in developing and testing the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. That puts the Catholic Church in a difficult spot.
The company has previously been sued by more than 15,000 plaintiffs who allege that some of its baby powder product contained asbestos and caused ovarian cancer.
The dosing problem occurred on February 28 and March 1 at the Oakland Coliseum vaccination site, according to a state health official.
The company estimates that it will have 100 million doses ready by June. Pfizer and Moderna have promised 600 million by July.
Skeptical of the safety and efficacy of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, Kennedy would give his 92-year-old mother advice that runs counter to what the CDC recommends.
The late senator's son discussed his skepticism about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, called Dr. Fauci "an abject failure," and shared the vaccine advice he'd give his mother. NewsGuard annotated and fact-checked his comments.
Vaccine critic Kennedy's accusations were debunked by NewsGuard, and Dr. Fauci called the allegation "absolutely, unequivocally and completely incorrect."
"When a vaccine becomes available, take it," the infectious diseases expert said Sunday, following FDA authorization of Johnson & Johnson's COVID vaccine.
President Biden's top medical adviser said children in high school—between the ages of 12 to 17 or 18—will be vaccinated in the fall. First school pupils will be vaccinated early next year.
Black and brown Los Angeles, California, residents—who are most likely to die from the coronavirus—are being vaccinated at low rates despite efforts to reach them.
A poll released by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research on February 10 found that hesitancy around the vaccine was more prominent among Black Americans compared with other ethnicities.
Speculation and Google searches increased after a conspiracy theory website claimed India had banned the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine due to safety concerns.
Thrombocytopenia can be triggered as an immune response to medication or infection, but a link between the condition and COVID-19 has not been proven.
The New York congresswoman said she had been afraid that she might not be able to "run or fight as effectively as I normally would" as rioters tried to breach her office at the U.S. Capitol.
Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and other drug companies are working to block votes on shareholder resolutions that would force the companies to disclose how government funding affects their drug pricing.
Johnson & Johnson say their vaccine is 66 percent effective overall in preventing moderate to severe COVID-19.
The coronavirus could mutate into a variant that renders current vaccines weakened or obsolete—before the rollout reaches the 150 million or so people needed to achieve herd immunity. Is it already too late?