EU regulator backs new COVID shots for primary vaccination

European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Sept 28, 2022. (YVES HERMAN / REUTERS) MOSCOW / LONDON / LOS ANGELES – The European Medicines Agency said on Tuesday its emergency task force has concluded that messenger RNA bivalent COVID-19 vaccines, targeting the original strain and the Omicron BA.4-5 subvariants, may […]

Finland updates COVID vaccination advice for children

People protest against Finnish government's regulations to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Helsinki, Finland March 20, 2021. (LEHTIKUVA / ANTTI AIMO-KOIVISTO VIA REUTERS) HELSINKI / MOSCOW – The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has updated its recommendations on the use of COVID-19 vaccines for children younger than 12 years. According to […]

Bio Farma secures multi-year Purchase Contract from UNICEF for its novel Oral Polio Vaccine type 2 (nOPV2)

BANDUNG, INDONESIA, Oct 2, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – PT Bio Farma (Persero), the holding company for pharmaceutical state-owned enterprises (SOEs), will export its novel Oral Polio Vaccine type 2 (nOPV2) having secured a purchase contract with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for 2022 & 23. Under the contract, Bio Farma will […]

Botswana removes mask mandates

A health worker receives a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Francistown, Botswana, on March 26, 2021. (MONIRUL BHUIYAN / AFP) GABORONE / MOSCOW – Wearing masks is no longer mandatory in Botswana, announced an official press release on Wednesday. All other remaining COVID-19 protocols, like social distancing in schools and requirements for vaccination […]

Indonesia’s Bio Farma ready to produce ‘IndoVac’ Covid-19 vaccines

BANDUNG, INDONESIA, Sep 12, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – PT Bio Farma, the holding company for state-owned pharmaceutical companies in Indonesia, announced a new milestone in manufacturing IndoVac, its Covid-19 vaccines brand, including primary series vaccines, booster vaccines and vaccines for children, in development since November 2021. IndoVac Covid-19 vaccine in production at […]

Indonesian pharmaceutical Bio Farma ready to produce IndoVac Covid-19 vaccines

Bandung, W Java, Indonesia, Sep 9, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – PT Bio Farma, the holding company for state-owned pharmaceutical companies in Indonesia, announced a new milestone in the manufacturing of IndoVac, a Covid-19 vaccine brand it has developed since November 2021. IndoVac Covid-19 vaccine in production at PT Bio Farma’s facilities near […]

Swiss regulator approves first bivalent COVID-19 booster

This file photo taken on April 20, 2021 shows Moderna vials on a table at a mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Bridgeport, Connecticut. MOGADISHU / BERLIN – Swiss drugs regulator Swissmedic said on Monday that it has approved the first bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine in the country. Moderna's Spikevax vaccine, which contains mRNA against two coronavirus variants, […]

EU signs deal with Bavarian Nordic for 110,000 monkeypox vaccines

This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions (left) and spherical immature virions (right) obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. (CYNTHIA S GOLDSMITH, RUSSELL REGNER /CDC VIA AP) BRUSSELS – The European Union signed on […]