Pfizer

Justin Hicks / IPB News

Indiana lawmakers announced they will come back into session before the end of November to help the governor end the state’s public health emergency and change how private businesses can require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

The Indiana Department of Health has announced boosters are available for all Hoosiers 18 and older – regardless of occupation, age or underlying health condition. The announcement follows recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Friday

Intelligence Squared

  

The Monday Night Special for November 15 from 9-10pm: Intelligence Squared

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Nearly 9,000 Hoosier kids received their first COVID-19 dose in about a week – despite an error with the state’s online system, which caused cancellations. And Indiana officially filed its lawsuit against federal workplace vaccine rules.

Justin Hicks/IPB News

About 9,000 kids ages 5-to-11 in Indiana have already received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine — just eight days after pediatric appointments opened.

Justin Hicks / IPB News

Indiana opens vaccine registration for 5- to 11-year-olds. Pediatricians work to dispel COVID-19 vaccine myths. And the state sues the federal government over workplace vaccine rules. 

(Provided by IU Health)


Erin Clark is an emergency room doctor in South Bend, so she’s pretty familiar with COVID-19.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Hoosiers 5 and older can be registered for appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The announcement from the Indiana Department of Health follows federal approval.

Alan Mbathi/IPB News

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use in kids 12 and older in mid-May. On Nov. 2, the CDC added its approval for 5- to 11-year-olds. 

Lauren Chapman/IPB News

Now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s advisory committee recommends COVID-19 vaccinations for kids 5 and older, pediatric doctors are making their case to parents. A Riley Children’s Hospital physician said that means dispelling misinformation.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Indiana surpasses 16,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths. Health officials say anyone who wants to can get their booster shot. And the state prepares to vaccinate children 5 to 11 years old.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Indiana surpasses 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases. Health officials grow concerned that hesitancy will play into other vaccines like the flu. And the state begins its rollout of booster shots.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

The Indiana Department of Health announced Friday it will offer booster shots of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines to eligible Hoosiers. This follows Thursday’s federal authorization. Pfizer booster shots have been available since last month.

Indiana Department of Health

The Indiana Department of Health is hosting a free mobile vaccination clinic in Elkhart County next week. The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 22 and is located at a Winnebago facility, 201 14th Street in Middlebury.

 

They are offering both the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and two-dose Pfizer vaccine.

 

MARK LENNIHAN / AP

PORTAGE, Mich. (AP) — Pfizer is expected to start building a new pharmaceutical production facility in western Michigan. MLive.com reports that the drugmaker will break ground Wednesday on the building on Pfizer’s global manufacturing campus in Portage. It is expected to bring 450 new jobs to the area. The $465 million facility is expected to be in operation in 2025. Pfizer says the new facility will initially manufacture the pain medicine known as Dynastat, which is supplied to several international countries.

(AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana plant is ramping up production of special coolers needed to store and distribute COVID-19 vaccines across the nation to combat the pandemic. The News and Tribune reports Arizona-based Foam Fabricators has increased staffing by 20% at its New Albany plant to keep up with demand for the coolers that will be used for the vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna. Production of the coolers began in mid-October. The Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of Pfizer’s vaccine on Friday.

COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments Begin In Historic U.S. Effort

Dec 13, 2020
(AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)

KALAMAZOO, Michigan (AP) — The first trucks carrying a COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use in the United States have pulled out of a Michigan manufacturing plant. The shipments Sunday morning set in motion the biggest vaccination effort in American history. The shots that are critical to stopping the nation's coronavirus outbreak are destined to reach states a day later. Initial doses of the Pfizer vaccine will likely be limited to health workers and nursing home residents.

MARK LENNIHAN / AP

A panel of experts advising the Food and Drug Administration will weigh the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech in a daylong public meeting. The committee will vote on whether the FDA should authorize the vaccine for emergency use during the pandemic.

Pfizer Says Early Data Signals COVID-19 Vaccine May Be 90% Effective

Nov 9, 2020
AP

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, and cautioned the initial protection rate might change by the time the study ends. The shots are made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech. Pfizer has said it plans to seek U.S. review later this month.