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# Pfizer

This year
# Picket
Strike action by mechanical workers underway outside Intel and Pfizer sites
The picket is placed at an Intel site in Leixlip, Co Kildare and Pfizer in Grange Castle, Co Dublin.
Last year
# factcheck
Debunked: Conspiracy theory 'documentary' repeats long-disproven claims about Covid vaccines
‘Died Suddenly’ is heavy on gruesome medical imagery, but light on facts
# New Jobs
Pfizer to create 'hundreds of new jobs in Dublin' with €1.2 billion investment
A new facility will be built on its west Dublin campus.
# two in one
Pfizer-BioNTech to test combined Covid and flu vaccine
Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech developed one of the most widely used vaccines to combat Covid-19.
# mrna
Moderna sues Pfizer and BioNTech over Covid-19 vaccine patents
The company filed patent infringement lawsuits in both US federal court and a German court.
# Vaccines
European Medicines Agency recommends Pfizer booster for children over 12
It also announced that it has recommended the approval of the Spikevax vaccine for children aged between six and 11.
All time
# Treatment
UK approves ‘life-saving’ Pfizer antiviral to help at-risk Covid-19 patients
Paxlovid can reduce the risks of being admitted to hospital and death in people with mild to moderate infection.
Opinion: To solve Covid-19 vaccine inequity Ireland should support the TRIPS waiver
Two legal experts say there is no legal or moral reason why the waver on vaccine patents cannot be encouraged.
# vaccine approval
Australia approves Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11
“It is about keeping our kids safe, keeping our families safe, keeping all Australians safe,” Australia’s Health Minister said.
# Covid-19
Tánaiste says NIAC could approve Pfizer jab for 5-11 age group in coming days, following EMA approval
The European Medicines Agency approved the vaccine for the 5-11 age group earlier today.
The rollout of the vaccine to this age group in Ireland may not happen until next year.
The EMA has said a study showed 90.7% efficacy among the age group.
The dose recommended is lower than for children aged 12 and older.
Six in 10 people have reduced social contacts over the last week, new poll shows
Antigen tests: How do they work, when do I use them, and how accurate are they?
# Boosters
US authorises Covid boosters for all over 18s
The booster decision comes as cases are rapidly rising nationally in the US
# Pfizer
Pfizer asks US to authorise pill to treat Covid-19
The treatment is given over five days.
# debunked
Debunked: No, an Australian politician didn't resign over bribes from vaccine makers
The claim has been doing the rounds on social media in recent weeks.
# Pfizer
Pfizer says Covid-19 pill cut risk of hospital admission and death by nearly 90%
The pharmaceutical company said it will ask international regulators to authorise its pill as soon as possible.
# covid impact
One in five people worried they missed out on diagnosis or treatment due to Covid-19 pandemic
More than one-in-ten (11%) adults did not seek treatment despite feeling unwell during this period.
# Vaccines
US gives final approval of Pfizer's Covid vaccine for children aged 5-11
The dosage has been adjusted to 10mg per injection, compared to 30mg for the older age groups.
# Vaccines
US regulatory panel backs Pfizer’s low-dose Covid-19 vaccine for children
The FDA isn’t bound by the panel’s recommendation and is expected to make its own decision within days.
# Vaccination
Pfizer reports Covid-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in children
The information was released as the US considers opening vaccinations to this age group.
# Highly Effective
Pfizer jab prevents severe Covid for at least 6 months, US study finds
The results are consistent with preliminary data from US and Israeli health authorities.
# Vaccines
Pfizer submits data to FDA to authorise Covid vaccine for young children
Pfizer and BioNTech are also trialling their vaccine children under the age of five.
# Pfizer
Biden gets Covid-19 booster shot following US regulator recommendation
Federal regulators recommended a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for Americans age 65 or older.
# Trials
Pfizer starts large trial for anti-Covid pill
Several companies are working on so-called oral antivirals.
# Covid-19
Taoiseach: 'No issue vaccinating young children, but we must ask if vaccines need to go to others'
Martin said we have to ‘up the level of vaccination in less developed regions’.
# covid19
Explainer: What's happening with Covid vaccine trials for children under 12?
The US may begin its rollout to younger children before the end of the year.
# Covid-19
Debunked: The FDA didn't just 'reissue emergency approval' for Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine, it granted full approval
There has been some confusion after an FDA document was misread by some people.
# Pfizer
US FDA grants Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine full approval
The widely-administered vaccine had already been approved under an emergency use authorisation.
# Study
Pfizer vaccine's effectiveness against Delta variant 'declines faster' than AstraZeneca
Scientists said that the level of protection offered by both vaccines is still quite high.
# Fazze
Facebook bans Russian firm behind Pfizer and AstraZeneca smear campaign
A network of 65 Facebook accounts and 243 Instagram accounts was traced back to Fazze, an advertising and marketing firm working in Russia.
# Vaccines
Over 700 pharmacies will be administering Pfizer vaccines from this week
Some 320 pharmacies have already been administering Pfizer vaccines.
# dose deal
Romanian vaccine deal finally completed, 700,000 doses to be delivered next month
The Taoiseach said the deal was “fantastic news and a welcome boost to our roll-out”.
# Coronavirus
Children aged 12 to 15 at high risk to be prioritised in Covid vaccine rollout
This will also extend to those who live with people with underlying conditions.
# factcheck
Debunked: A claim that Australian students were 'accidentally' vaccinated is missing context
An “error” led to around 160 students receiving the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine,.
# Vaccines
Incorrect Covid vaccine mixture given to a number of people at Aviva vaccine centre
Those affected have since been contacted to be re-vaccinated, the HSE said.
# third dose
Pfizer pushes for third shot as variants drive new global outbreaks
Delta is the most infectious strain of the virus since the start of the global pandemic in early 2020.
# rollout boost
Pfizer plans to have 16,000 people fully vaccinated by end of July via private scheme
When the data is transferred to the HSE, the percentage of adults who are fully vaccinated will increase by 0.43%.
# vaccine rollout
Six months into 2021, how close is Ireland to vaccinating 80% of the population?
This week marked the six-month mark in the vaccine rollout.
# Comirnaty
Ireland to receive extra Pfizer vaccines after EMA approves additional manufacturing
The approval is expected to have “a significant and immediate impact” on the supply of Comirnaty.
# Vaccination
EU medicines regulator approves Pfizer Covid vaccine for children aged 12-15
The decision needs to be rubber-stamped by the European Commission and individual national regulators.
# approved
Pregnant women offered Pfizer or Moderna vaccines after committee recommendation
The HSE said information they had so far showed the Covid-19 vaccines did not have any negative effect on babies in the womb.
# Covid-19
Pfizer's Covid vaccine '88% effective' against Indian variant
Both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs have been found to be highly effective against the B1617.2 strain.