World Health Organization suggests 21-28 day gap between 2 Pfizer doses

Modesto Morganelli
Gennaio 14, 2021

People who have received a coronavirus vaccine should continue to follow social distancing rules to protect themselves and others.

"The antibody decay generated by the vaccine in humans goes down very slowly (.) We believe there will be protection potentially for a couple of years", he added.

She affirmed that the commission would be monitoring the vaccination process along with the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which has shown a 95% success rate, was formally approved by the National Institute of Food and Drug Surveillance (Invima).

As of 1403 GMT, shares of Moderna were up by 2.76% at $119.5 in the United States premarket.

"However, at this time, suggesting changes to the FDA-authorised dosing or schedules of these vaccines is premature and not rooted solidly in the available evidence, " they said.

The EU has ordered 80 million doses of the Moderna vaccine with an option for a further 80 million.

The European Union reached a deal with Pfizer and BioNTech for 300 million additional doses of the vaccine, the head of the European Commission said on Friday, in a move that would give the EU almost half of the firms' global output for 2021. One user offered supposed Moderna Inc vaccines for $180, and claimed the vaccine from Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE could be had for $150 and AstraZeneca's for $110 per vial. It said side effects "were usually mild or moderate and got better within a few days after vaccination". "Our work will always be guided by the scientific evidence and our commitment to safeguard the health of European Union citizens". The U.S. gave it the green light for emergency use in people over 18 years on December 18, followed by Canada five days later with an interim authorization also for people over 18.

Both Moderna's and Pfizer-BioNTech's shots are mRNA vaccines, made with a groundbreaking new technology.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 vaccine tracker, the US had distributed 8.9 million doses of Pfizer's and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines as of Monday afternoon.

The Moderna vaccine, an RNA vaccine like Pfizer's, injects part of the virus's genetic code in order to provoke an immune response. France vaccinated around 500 people in the first week, while Germany vaccinated 200,000.

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