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COVID-19 Vaccines Could Be Sent to States Within 24 Hours of FDA’s OK: Official

The first Americans could receive a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Dec. 11, the chief scientific adviser for the U.S. government’s vaccine program said on Sunday. “Within 24 hours from the approval, the vaccine will be moving and located in …

Task of Tracking COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Falls to Multiple Federal Agencies

Monitoring Covid-19 vaccines for safety issues will fall to a group of U.S. health agencies that also will have a hand in their rollout, a potential hurdle in persuading skeptics to get the shots, say former government officials who helped …

Pfizer Reports 95% Success Rate in COVID-19 Vaccine Final Trial

Final results from Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine trial showed its shot had a 95% success rate and two months of safety data, paving the way for the drugmaker to apply for an emergency U.S. authorization within days, it said on …

World Encouraged by Moderna, Pfizer Vaccines’ Success in Trials

Moderna Inc.’s experimental vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 based on interim data from a late-stage trial, the company said on Monday, becoming the second U.S. drugmaker to report results that far exceed expectations. Together with Pfizer Inc.’s vaccine, …

Q&A: Where Drugmakers Are in the Race for COVID-19 Vaccine

Drugmakers and research centers around the world are working on COVID-19 vaccines, with large global trials of several of the candidates involving tens of thousands of participants well underway. The following is what we know about the race to deliver …

How Government Plans to Make COVID-19 Vaccine Free for Every American

Federal health officials Wednesday issued insurance coverage rules designed to deliver on the promise that every American will have access to free COVID-19 vaccines when they are approved. The regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, …

WHO to Form COVID Insurance Scheme for Vaccine Side-Effects in Poor Nations

BRUSSELS – A vaccine scheme co-led by the World Health Organization is setting up a compensation fund for people in poor nations who might suffer any side-effects from COVID-19 vaccines, aiming to allay fears that could hamper a global rollout …

Mexico Government Could Absorb Some Liabilities Arising from COVID-19 Vaccine

Mexico’s government could absorb some liabilities arising from unexpected side effects of COVID-19 vaccines but is not considering creating a fund to do so, a top official said. As various vaccine candidates make their way through different stages of clinical …

Lack of Clarity on Liability Could Cause Delay with WHO Coronavirus Vaccine Drive

BRUSSELS – Who foots the bill if people in poor countries fall sick with unexpected side-effects from coronavirus vaccines? It’s not clear and that’s a big problem in the battle to beat COVID-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) has so …

Insurers Remain Unfazed by Risks of Clinical Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine

The world is racing towards a vaccine in record time, stirring public concerns about safety to the extent that nine leading developers have felt compelled to issue a pledge to uphold scientific standards and testing rigor. Yet, while more than …