Pfizer and BioNTech said Friday that their bivalent COVID-19 booster, which targets the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 and the omicron BA.4 and BA.5 sublineages, elicits stronger immune responses than their original vaccine.
Adults aged 18 to 55 years experienced a 9.5-fold increase in neutralizing antibody titers against the omicron sublineages compared with pre-booster levels, and people older than 55 years saw a 13.2-fold rise, according to data reported in a press release.
In adults aged older than 55 years, neutralizing antibodies were fourfold higher after receiving the bivalent booster
Lyft will offer up to $15 for trips to or from a vaccination site. The deal covers daytime rides on bikes and scooters, as well as in cars. (Image…Read more »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidance for vaccinated people, giving the green light to resume some pre-pandemic activities and relax precautions that have been in…Read more »
It turns out a COVID-19 vaccine that stirred controversy in India may be effective after all. The Indian government approved the use of the COVAXIN vaccine, made by the Indian company Bharat…Read more »
It seems quite that after 2020, companies and their employees will survive 2021 in virtual reality. With what experiences does LSK Hungária Kft. Look behind it for the period ahead…Read more »
Giving different first and second jabs could offer more flexibility and may offer better protection. A UK Covid trial has been launched to see if giving people different Covid vaccines…Read more »
The company’s vaccine has shown to be 85% effective against severe forms of the disease. Patients will only need to receive one shot instead of two, as with other vaccines…Read more »
New data also shows the vaccine was 76% effective during the three months after the first dose. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine could lead to a “substantial” fall in the spread of…Read more »
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the president’s chief medical adviser and the nation’s top infectious disease official, is urging Americans to limit their gatherings to household members on Super Bowl Sunday. (Image…Read more »
The program will begin with about 1 million doses a week sent to thousands of retail pharmacies. The White House is stressing that equity of vaccine distribution is a key…Read more »