US has approved Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccines for treatment of Corona Virus in United State, The US is now the sixth country to approve the two-dose regimen, after Britain, Bahrain, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Mexico. See more details under.
Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccines consists of messenger RNA and four lipid nanoparticles; bits of genetic material that, in this case, instruct cells to produce fragments of the novel coronavirus’s spike protein. There are no preservatives in the vaccine.
How Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccines works on your body when taken
When a person receives this vaccine, their body produces copies of the spike protein, which does not cause disease, but triggers the immune system to learn to react defensively, producing an immune response against [Covid-19]
Recently, US has also purchased 100 million doses of the Moderna vaccine, which was found to be highly effective in a trial but has yet to receive approval from the FDA.
The government also said Friday that it is buying 100 million more doses of the Moderna vaccine candidate, amid reports the government passed on the opportunity to secure more supply of the Pfizer jab.
It comes as infections across America soar as never before, with the grim milestone of 300,000 confirmed deaths fast approaching.
Israel, which accepted its first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine on Wednesday, is targeting a rollout on December 27.
And Hong Kong said Friday it had struck deals for two vaccines — one from Pfizer and the other from Beijing-based Sinovac — with plans to launch a campaign in early 2021.
Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccines
The US Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that some vials of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine contain extra doses apparently boosting the US supply of vaccines.
In a statement on Twitter, the FDA said some vials that are supposed to hold five doses possibly contain six or seven doses
At this time, given the public health emergency, FDA is advising that it is acceptable to use every full dose obtainable (the sixth, or possibly even a seventh) from each vial, pending resolution of the issue.
Effects of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccines by FDA
The worker is in stable condition but remains in hospital for monitoring after she suffered an anaphylactic reaction that included shortness of breath 10 minutes after receiving the vaccine dose on Tuesday.
The person had no history of allergies, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services said in a statement.
The health worker’s allergic reaction comes after two health workers in Britain also suffered from adverse reactions leading the British medical authority to advise against administering the shot to people with a history of severe allergic reactions.
“We expected that a side effect like this could occur after reports of anaphylaxis were made in England after people there received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine,” Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Anne Zink said in a statement.
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