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Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine scores FDA nod in adolescents, enabling a wider rollout

In a first for the U.S., the FDA has authorized the use of Pfizer’s BioNTech-partnered COVID-19 vaccine for use in adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15—months ahead of the upcoming school year in the fall.  The FDA will amend the existing emergency authorization for the vaccine, which was first issued in December, the agency said. Pfizer’s… Read More »

Kenya joins malaria vaccine rollout

Kenya has added the world’s first malaria vaccine to the routine immunisation schedule for children under two, becoming the third country in Africa to roll out the vaccine for the disease that kills one child globally every two minutes. Malaria is a top killer of children under five in the East African nation, and the… Read More »