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Ivey urges patience with Alabama’s vaccine rollout

Gov. Kay Ivey received the second and final dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Montgomery (Source: Governor Ivey’s Office/Twitter) MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is urging people to be patient amid the slow rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. Ivey addressed reporters Tuesday after receiving her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The governor said the state…

First Pfizer Vaccine Doses Administered in Montgomery

  Just one day after Baptist South saw its highest COVID-19 hospitalizations, the first three Pfizer vaccines were administered in Montgomery. Three healthcare employees (Pulmonologist Dr. David Thrasher, Lab team member, Amy Bohannon, and RN/emergency department Jared Knighting,) met the requirements for the vaccine. All were included in Phase 1A, were eligible and were interested in taking the vaccine. All…

U.S. Allows Emergency COVID-19 Vaccine in Bid to End Pandemic

The U.S. has given the final go-ahead to the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine, launching emergency vaccinations in a bid to end the pandemic. Shots will begin in a few days after Friday’s decision by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA called the vaccine from Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech safe and strongly protective. But initial doses are scarce…

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Faces Last Hurdle Before US Decision

WASHINGTON (AP) – Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine faces one final hurdle before an expected decision to greenlight the shot for use in millions of Americans. Food and Drug Administration advisers meet Thursday to scrutinize the company’s data for any red flags or oversights. The public review comes as U.K. regulators investigate two apparent cases of allergic reaction to the vaccine. Safety…

Feds Allegedly Passed up Chance to Lock in More Pfizer Vaccine Doses

Courtesy: Ap News WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump aims to take credit for the speedy development of forthcoming coronavirus vaccines, even as his administration is coming under scrutiny for allegedly failing to lock in a chance to buy millions of additional doses of one of the leading coronavirus vaccine contenders this summer. That decision could delay the delivery of…

Pfizer Seeking Emergency Use of its COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S

Pfizer is set to ask U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting a process that could bring first shots as early as next month. Friday’s step comes days after Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech announced its vaccine appears 95% protective in a large but not yet finished study. Over the next few weeks, the Food…

Pfizer: COVID-19 shot 95% Effective, Seeking Clearance Soon

Pfizer has announced more results in its ongoing coronavirus vaccine study that suggest the shots are 95% effective. The company also said that the vaccine appears to protect older people most at risk of dying from COVID-19. The surprise announcement, just a week after it first revealed promising preliminary results, comes as the company is preparing within days to formally…

Pfizer Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine May Be 90% Effective

Pfizer says an early peek at its vaccine data suggests the shots may be 90% effective at preventing COVID-19. Monday’s announcement doesn’t mean a vaccine is imminent. The interim analysis, from independent data monitors, looked at 94 infections recorded so far in a study that has enrolled nearly 44,000 people. Pfizer did not provide any more details about those cases,…