Europe’s medicines regulator on May 28 backed the use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for children as young as 12, paving way for a broader roll-out in the region after similar clearances in the United States and Canada.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted approval to Myfembree, Myovant Sciences and Pfizer’s once-daily treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding associated with uterine fibroids in premenopausal women. Patients receiving the therapy under the newly approved indication can take the medicine for up to 24 months. 

Pfizer Inc. began testing fully vaccinated adults over 65 in a new study that uses the company’s 20-valent pneumococcal conjugate.

Pfizer Inc., Merck & Co. Inc., Roche Holding AG, and other companies are racing to produce the first antiviral pill that people could take at early signs of Covid-19. Their shared goal: filling a key treatment hole by helping people recently infected with the novel coronavirus to avoid becoming seriously ill and needing hospitalization.

Kids in the United States will likely be able to get Covid-19 vaccinations by the end of 2021 or the first quarter of 2022, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said at an event on May 19.

The Covid-19 epidemic highlighted the disproportionate way the virus impacted minority communities across the U.S., increasing the calls for racial and ethnic diversity in clinical studies. While there has been a more significant push, a recent Pfizer clinical trials diversity report shows there is still a wide gap that needs to be bridged.

Covid-19 vaccine developers are making ever bolder assertions that the world will need yearly booster shots, or new vaccines to tackle concerning coronavirus variants, but some scientists question when, or whether, such shots will be needed.

U.S. states are set to begin using the vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE to inoculate young adolescents against Covid-19 after advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) backed the plan in a unanimous vote on May 12.

Advisors to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will meet on May 12 to discuss recommendations for the use of Pfizer and partner BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine in children aged 12 to 15.

Samsung BioLogics Co. Ltd. and Pfizer Inc. on May 12 denied a report that they were working together to produce in South Korea a Covid-19 vaccine developed by the U.S. drugmaker.