Vaccination

EMA official suggests ditching AstraZeneca jab

A top official in the European Medicines Agency said it might be worth abandoning AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine for all age groups where alternatives are available, in an interview published Sunday.

Vaccination

Brazil green-lights Pfizer vaccine for kids 12 and up

Brazil's health regulator approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Friday for use in children aged 12 and up, though they will likely have to wait months in line for older age groups to be vaccinated first.

Vaccination

President says Argentina to produce Russian COVID vaccine

Argentina President Alberto Fernandez on Friday announced the South American country would begin producing the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine following a virtual meeting with his counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Vaccination

Chile limits use of AstraZeneca after clot case

Chile on Thursday became the latest country to limit use of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, linked to rare blood clots, when a 31-year-old man developed thrombosis after being immunized.

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AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca plc (LSE: AZN, OMX: AZN, NYSE: AZN), is a large Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company formed on 6 April 1999 by the remerger of Swedish Astra AB and British Zeneca Group plc. Zeneca had been part of Imperial Chemical Industries, as 3 divisions that were spun off from ICI on 1 June 1993. The Company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

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