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Moderna, citing need for ‘flexibility,’ seeks broad clearance of fourth COVID shot

Dive Brief: Moderna has asked the Food and Drug Administration to clear a fourth dose of its COVID-19 vaccine for adults 18 and over, a broader request than Pfizer...
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With new trial, Pfizer and BioNTech will test whether an omicron vaccine is needed

Dive Brief: Pfizer and BioNTech have begun enrolling patients in a study testing a new version of their COVID-19 vaccine specifically tailored to the omicron varia...
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Omicron cuts Pfizer vaccine’s potency, but data show booster may restore protection

Three doses of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine may protect against the new omicron variant similarly well as two doses did against the original coronavirus str...
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Pfizer, BioNTech to seek full approval as COVID-19 vaccine efficacy holds up in young teens

The results disclosed by Pfizer and BioNTech on Monday could support full approvals in the U.S. and elsewhere, which in turn could help bolster vaccination rates amon...
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Pfizer again asks FDA to authorize COVID-19 boosters for all adults

Agency advisers had opposed a broad booster dose clearance in September, leading the FDA to limit use to older adults and those at high risk of COVID-19. Pfizer and ...
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Under pressure to share technology, Moderna to build vaccine factory in Africa

The announcement from Moderna comes amid criticism of the drugmaker, and other Western companies with authorized coronavirus vaccines, for not doing more to share the...
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AstraZeneca strikes deal with university spinoff to turn RNA into drugs

The success of the mRNA vaccines developed by Moderna and BioNTech has drawn significant attention, and new funding, to the technology that allows drug developers to ...
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FDA grants full approval to Pfizer, BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to Pfizer and BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine, a long-awaited decision that government officials hope ...
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