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The vaccine, developed in partnership with BioNTech, was the first to be authorised for use in children aged 12 and over. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

Pfizer said it expected to apply in November for US authorisation of its Covid-19 vaccine for children aged between six months and five years old as i(...)

Europe’s medicines regulator has approved additional manufacturing sites for  vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.

Europe’s medicines regulator has approved additional manufacturing sites for mRNA-based coronavirus vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna(...)

Katalin Kariko: the scientist lives for the bench – the spot in the lab where she works – and cares little for fame. Photograph: Hannah Yoon/Bloomberg

She grew up in Hungary, the daughter of a butcher. She decided she wanted to be a scientist, although she had never met one. She moved to the United S(...)

Dr Nita Patel, director of antibody discovery and vaccine development, lifts a vaccine vial at Novavax’s  labs in Maryland. Photograph:  Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

Novavax’s Covid-19 vaccine was 90 per cent effective in its late stage trial in the US and Mexico and proved it can tackle the virus variants of conce(...)

The Grange Castle plant, originally built by Wyeth before it merged with Pfizer, is state-of-the-art and has plenty of space for expansion. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pfizer’s announcement that it will build a new vaccines business at its Grange Castle plant in Dublin is that rarity – unadulterated good news. Alongs(...)

Beer could be twice as expensive south of the Border under proposed minimum unit pricing rules,  Drink Ireland warns. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/ Getty

Beer could be twice as expensive south of the Border under proposed minimum unit pricing rules, the lobby group, Drink Ireland, has warned. The Govern(...)

The  Pfizer/ BioNTech vaccine is already authorised for use in people from 16 years of age in both the US and the European Union. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Children as young as 12 could be in line for Covid vaccination after Pfizer and its partner, BioNTech, said on Friday that they had applied to the Eur(...)

A healthcare worker treating a homeless man in a hotel in Prague, Czech Republic. Germany and Switzerland has agreed to take Czech Covid patients. Photograph: EPA/Martin Divisek

Hungary is shutting primary schools and most shops to tame a “very strong” third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced the Czech Republic(...)

Moderna has produced a vaccine that works specifically against the South African variant of coronavirus, with trials due to start in the United States. Photograph:  Frederic Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Moderna has produced a vaccine that works specifically against the South African variant of coronavirus, with trials due to start in the United States(...)

Pharmacist Asha Fowells after vaccinating Judy Phillips with her first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine in south London. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

It has been difficult to keep track of the events concerning access to vaccines over the last few days. Just over a week ago, the EU Commission signal(...)

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