The White House is increasing the supply of coronavirus vaccines sent each week to states to 13.5 million doses, and is also doubling the amount shipped to pharmacies to 2 million doses during the week of Feb. 15.
Israel’s largest healthcare provider reported a 94% drop in symptomatic Covid-19 infections among 600,000 people who received two doses of Pfizer’s vaccine in the country’s biggest study to date.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the agency had administered 48,410,558 doses of Covid-19 vaccines in the country as of the morning of Feb. 12 and delivered 69,014,725 doses.
AstraZeneca expects to produce more than 100 million doses of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine – developed with Oxford University – during February, ramping up to more than 200 million a month by April, Chief Executive Pascal Soriot said.
Feb. 5 was a different sort of Opening Day at Yankee Stadium, the legendary home of baseball’s “Bronx Bombers,” as New York ramped up its drive to vaccinate the state’s most vulnerable residents, many who live in the hard-hit Bronx neighborhoods that surround the legendary sports venue.
AstraZeneca Plc will file for Japanese approval of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine as early as mid-February, the Yomiuri newspaper reported, marking the second vaccine maker to seek approval in Japan.
Sanofi will fill and pack millions of doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine from July in an effort to help meet the huge demand for the U.S. drugmaker’s shots.
Moderna Inc. received a report from California’s health department that several people at a center in San Diego were treated for possible allergic reactions to the company’s Covid-19 vaccine from a particular batch.
Pfizer will temporarily reduce deliveries to Europe of the company’s vaccine against Covid-19 while upgrading production capacity.
Pfizer’s partner BioNTech boosted the 2021 delivery target for their Covid-19 vaccine to 2 billion doses, up from 1.3 billion previously, as they bring new production lines on stream and as more doses can be extracted per vial.