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.
In matters of human affairs, there is little stranger than our tendency to draw fine distinctions of style and status where none are needed. We do it with hats, with indie rock groups, with preschool programmes and, now, with vaccines.
Saudi Arabia, which bars direct travel from Pakistan, has only approved the AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. Anyone arriving without one of those shots is required to quarantine at a cost many Pakistani workers say they cannot afford.
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.”