EMA boost for COVID-19 vaccine production

The European Medicines Agency has approved additional manufacturing capacity for two companies producing vaccines against COVID-19. The news comes as European countries continue to roll out vaccines amid rising rates of the delta variant of the virus. The medicines watchdog, which has played a leading role in approving vaccines and inspecting manufacturing facilities, gave the green light to a site […]

Positive new data for Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine on activity against Delta variant and long-lasting durability of response

Johnson & Johnson announced data that demonstrated its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine generated strong, persistent activity against the rapidly spreading Delta variant and other highly prevalent SARS-CoV-2 viral variants. In addition, the data showed that the durability of the immune response lasted through at least eight months, the length of time evaluated to date. The two preprint study summaries have been […]

Dessicated liposome technology improves vaccine stability

Mountain Valley MD, Ontario, Canada The results of the first study to evaluate the stability of Trivalent Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (tIPV) formulated in desiccated liposomes (QuIcksometm) has yielded promising results. The technique involves laying down a film of desiccated liposomes containing the vaccine in a vial. The vaccine is the reconstituted using Water for Injection at the point of administration. […]

Investigational malaria vaccine gives strong, lasting protection

Two U.S. Phase 1 clinical trials of a novel candidate malaria vaccine have found that the regimen conferred unprecedentedly high levels of durable protection when volunteers were later exposed to disease-causing malaria parasites. The vaccine combines live parasites with either of two widely used antimalarial drugs–an approach termed chemoprophylaxis vaccination. A Phase 2 clinical trial of the vaccine is now […]

MHRA approves Ad26.COV2-S [recombinant] for active immunisation against COVID-19 within the United Kingdom – Janssen

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Prophylaxis with ivermectin and the next steps

Interview and article by Christine Clark. Ivermectin should be used for prophylaxis and treatment of covid-19 throughout India, according to Dr Suryakant (Head of the Department of Respiratory Medicine at King George Medical University in Lucknow, India). [embedded content] Prophylaxis When covid-19 is diagnosed and home isolation required, prophylaxis is provided for all the household contacts, explains Dr Suryakant.  The […]

Use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 (AZD1222) vaccine: updated Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (UK) statement

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A single dose of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccines reduced household transmission by up to a half

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FDA announce that vaccinations with JNJ 78436735 for COVID-19 can restart – Johnson & Johnson

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DCGI (India) approves Sputnik V COVID 19 vaccine for emergency use in India – Dr Reddy’s Laboratories

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