South Africa has suspended AstraZeneca vaccine drive after a small clinical trial suggested that it isn't effective in preventing mild to moderate illness from the variant dominant in the country.
Central and Eastern Europe are facing a surge in COVID-19 cases and difficulties with vaccine deliveries.
Trudeau arrived at an Ottawa pharmacy with his wife Sophie, took off his shirt in front of cameras, and told the masked woman giving out jabs that he was eager to receive it.
About 6 million of the doses will arrive in the first quarter of 2021 under the COVAX scheme, with the remainder due by mid-year, Faisal Sultan, special assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, said in a statement.
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Tuesday announced that the first shipment of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has arrived from India at Dubai Airport.
A British expat based in Dubai, David F. Overall was one of the first to take the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who spent several days in intensive care with COVID-19 earlier this year, called it “truly fantastic news” and “a triumph for British science.”
Britain’s AstraZeneca has agreed to buy US drugmaker Alexion Pharmaceuticals for $39 billion in its largest ever deal, diversifying away from its fast-growing cancer business in a bet on rare-disease and immunology drugs.
Thailand was in a position to suspend the rollout for safety investigations because it had brought under control a second wave of coronavirus cases, said Kiattiphum Wongjit, permanent secretary for the Public Health Ministry.
After Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor and his wife received two doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine in Nigeria, they assumed they would be free to travel this summer to a European destination of their choice. They were wrong. The couple —and millions of other people who have been vaccinated