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UK’s vaccine shopping list – which have we ordered and what do they do

Coronavirus headlines on January 29: New vaccine Novavax, ‘89.3% effective against UK variant’, Flights to and from UAE banned by UK + MORE

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The UK’s supply of coronavirus vaccine could be further boosted should the new Novavax jab receive approval from the medicines regulator.

The vaccine, which has shown promising results in trials, will be manufactured in Stockton-on-Tees but is yet to be given the go-ahead by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

Meanwhile, the majority of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is set to be manufactured in the UK, despite initial doses coming from Germany.

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is manufactured in Europe.

So what has the UK secured access to?

– What types of vaccine have been ordered?

– Adenoviral vaccines: These are based on weakened versions of adenoviruses, which are a group of viruses that typically infect membranes of the eyes, respiratory tract, urinary

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All your questions about the Covid-19 vaccine and facial fillers, answered

As people across the globe receive the life-saving Covid-19 vaccine, some have reported adverse reactions to the injection. The Moderna vaccine – which was authorised for emergency use in the United States last month, and has just been approved for use in the UK – may have side effects for people with cosmetic facial fillers, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). During a meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) in December, the FDA reported that two people with dermal fillers experienced facial swelling after receiving Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine.

In both cases, cosmetic fillers were injected before vaccination. According to Stat‘s live-blog of the VRBPAC meeting, one woman received fillers six months before having the Moderna vaccine, while another got fillers two weeks before. Dr. Samuel Lin, a board-certified plastic surgeon and associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School says

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Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine ingredients are pretty standard, experts say

Experts say the ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and German partner BioNTech, which was authorized Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, looks pretty standard for a vaccine.

In a letter to the FDA, Pfizer listed the ingredients in its vaccine. They can be organized into four basic categories:

Active ingredient

Fats

  • lipids (0.43 mg (4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 0.05 mg 2[(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 0.09 mg 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphocholine, and 0.2 mg cholesterol)

Salts

  • 0.01 mg potassium chloride

  • 0.01 mg monobasic potassium phosphate

  • 0.36 mg sodium chloride

  • 0.07 mg dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate

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Coronavirus updates: Vaccine distribution has begun; FDA officials assure public that Pfizer vaccine is safe

“Nothing too surprising there,” said Dr. Matthew Heinz, a hospitalist based in Tucson, Arizona. “It’s a normal way of packaging up medications for people.”

The only active ingredient in the vaccine is the messenger RNA encoding the viral spike of SARS-CoV-2.

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Pfizer COVID vaccine ingredients are pretty standard, experts say

Experts say the ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and German partner BioNTech, which was authorized Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, looks pretty standard for a vaccine.

In a letter to the FDA, Pfizer listed the ingredients in its vaccine. They can be organized into four basic categories:

Active Ingredient

Fats

  • lipids (0.43 mg (4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 0.05 mg 2[(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 0.09 mg 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphocholine, and 0.2 mg cholesterol)

Salts

  • 0.01 mg potassium chloride

  • 0.01 mg monobasic potassium phosphate

  • 0.36 mg sodium chloride

  • 0.07 mg dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate

Sugar

Coronavirus updates: Vaccine distribution has begun; FDA officials assure public that Pfizer vaccine is safe

“Nothing too surprising there,” said Dr. Matthew Heinz, a hospitalist based in Tucson, Arizona. “It’s a normal way of packaging up medications for people.”

The only active ingredient in the vaccine is the messenger RNA encoding the viral spike of SARS-CoV-2.

Read More

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