FDA decision on PFIZER’S Covid-19 vaccine application out before end of January–Domingo

MANILA, Jan 1 (Mabuhay) — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will decide on Pfizer’s emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine before the end of January 2021, FDA Director General Eric Domingo said Thursday. Domingo said while the evaluation of new vaccines...

Unauthorized use of COVID-19 vaccine illegal, FDA says after Duterte’s PSG inoculated

MANILA, Dec 29 (Mabuhay)– The Food and Drug Administration on Monday said it has yet to approve any COVID-19 vaccine candidate for local use, despite admission of government officials that some members of President Rodrigo Duterte’s security group were already...

Roque: EUA filed for pfizer biontech COVID-19 vaccine.

MANILA, Dec 27 (Mabuhay) — Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Saturday said that Pfizer-BioNTech had applied for an emergency use authorization (EUA) for its vaccine, which may allow it to be the first to be made available in the country. “On Pfizer, Food and Drug...

DOST: Despite 50% effectivity, PH still can’t use Sinovac sans full data

MANILA, Dec 25 (Mabuhay) — The COVID-19 vaccine of China’s Sinovac Biotech may be deemed “acceptable” to minimum global standards, but the Philippines still needs to review the full data on its effectivity before it can be used, an official of the...

Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines possibly Philippines’ first

MANILA, Dec 24 (Mabuhay) — COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna could be the first ones to be made available in the country if negotiations prosper, an official of the Department of Science and Techology said Thursday. In a public briefing, DOST–Philippine...

Failure to secure Pfizer vaccines by January ‘tragic, almost criminal,’ says Poe

MANILA, Dec 19 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine government’s alleged failure to successfully secure 10 million doses of Pfizer vaccines against COVID-19 by January 2021 is lamentable, Senator Grace Poe said Friday. “I think it’s really tragic and, to an extent,...

Moderna, Arcturus ready to supply up to 25M COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines, says envoy

MANILA, Dec 18 (Mabuhay) — Two more American biopharmaceutical firms Moderna and Arcturus are ready to supply four to 25 million of their respective COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines, Manila’s top diplomat to Washington said Friday. Philippine Ambassador Jose...

Philippines in talks with China for its first COVID-19 vaccine shot in March 2021

MANILA, Dec 17 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines is in talks with China for the first vaccine against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that is expected to be administered in the country in March 2021. Secretary Carlito Galvez, the chairman of the national task force for...

AstraZeneca withdraws bid for COVID-19 vaccine trials in Philippines

MANILA, Dec 12 (Mabuhay) — British pharmaceutical firm AstraZenecahas withdrawn its application to conduct clinical trials in the Philippines for its vaccine against COVID-19, Food and Drug Administration director general Dr. Eric Domingo said on Friday. Domingo said...

3 vaccine makers hurdle PH’s ethics review; Moderna, Pfizer consider application — DOH

MANILA, Dec 8 (Mabuhay)– Three COVID-19 vaccine makers seeking to run clinical trials in the Philippines passed the country’s ethics review board, one of the requirements needed before undergoing evaluation by the Food and Drug Administration, an official said Monday....