The number of Covid-19 jabs administered in China has passed the one billion mark, health officials said Sunday, more than a third of the doses given worldwide.The announcement by the National Health Commission comes after the number of shots administered globally surpassed 2.5 billion on Friday,
Can you mix and match two-dose COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccines?
It’s likely safe and effective, but researchers are still gathering data to be sure.
The authorized COVID-19 shots around the world are all designed to stimulate your immune system to produce virus-fighting antibodies, th
Coronavirus vaccines are about as effective at preventing hospitalization in cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 as they are for the earlier Alpha strain, a UK study has found.
The Public Health England (PHE) report found that a single dose of Pfizer’s vaccine results in 94 percent prote
Europe’s drug regulator on Friday advised against using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in people with a history of a rare bleeding condition and said it was looking into heart inflammation cases after inoculation with all coronavirus shots.The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) sa
The World Health Organisation said on Friday a shortfall in Covid-19 vaccine doses for the Covax programme in June and July could undermine distribution efficiency.
Covax was set up to ensure a supply of vaccines to low-income countries and has already delivered more than 80 m
Russia expects the World Health Organization (WHO) to approve the Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus within two months, Kirill Dmitriev, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) which markets the vaccine, told Reuters.He said the European Medicines Agency (EMA) which is also review
Delivery to the Philippines of the first batches of a promised 17 million doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine made in Thailand has been delayed by several weeks, a Philippine presidential adviser said on Tuesday.
The delay raises questions about AstraZeneca’s vaccine distributi
Vaccines from China’s Sinopharm successfully contained Covid-19, according to a study published in a prestigious US medical journal, the first time detailed findings from a late-stage trial of a Chinese shot have appeared in the scientific literature.
The two inactivated vaccines developed
The European Union took on vaccine producer AstraZeneca in a Brussels court on Wednesday and accused the drugmaker of acting in bad faith by providing shots to other nations.The drugmaker had promised them for urgent delivery to the EU’s 27 member countries.The EU accused AstraZeneca of post
A 39-year-old British woman died in a Cypriot hospital after a blood clotting incident after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the official Cyprus News Agency said Monday.Charalambos Charilaou, the spokesperson for the state health services, told CNA that the European Medicines Age
Profits from Covid-19 jabs have helped at least nine people become billionaires, a campaign group said Thursday, calling for an end to pharmaceutical corporations’ “monopoly control” on vaccine technology.“Between them, the nine new billionaires have a combined net wealth o
Approved COVID-19 vaccines are effective against the Indian variant (B.1.617.2), a study by scientists at Oxford University has found.
“It looks like the Indian variant will be susceptible to the vaccine in the way that other (variants) are,” Prof. Sir John Bell, emeritus professor of
Delaying the second dose of Covid-19 vaccines could in some conditions reduce mortality by up to 20 per cent, research published on Wednesday shows.
The vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are both two-dose treatments but there are circumstances when people may benefit from a delaye
In conjunction with the outbreak of the new Corona virus, and the start of vaccination against the epidemic, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced the inclusion of the Chinese vaccine, Sinopharma, on the list of emergency use.
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The Russian Direct Investment Fund said that more than 20 million people in the world received the first dose of the "Sputnik V" vaccine against Covid-19 by May 5.
The fund added: "By May 5, 2021, more than 20 million people were vaccinated with the first component of the Sputnik V vaccine in var
WHO experts have voiced "very low confidence" in data provided by Chinese state-owned drugmaker Sinopharm on its COVID-19 vaccine regarding the risk of serious side-effects in some patients, but overall confidence in its ability to prevent the disease, a document seen by Reuters shows.There was no
The European Union´s drug regulator announced Tuesday that it has started a rolling review of China´s Sinovac coronavirus vaccine to assess its effectiveness and safety, a first step toward possible approval for use in the 27-nation bloc.
The European Medicines Agency said Tuesday tha
A single dose of a Covid-19 vaccine can cut the spread of the virus in households by up to half, a British study shows.
The Public Health England research offers insight into one of the big unknowns over Covid-19 vaccinations – the extent to which they prevent transmission of the coronaviru