WHO spots problems at Russian vaccine plant

The World Health Organization said Wednesday it had uncovered problems at a Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine production site which Moscow insisted had been resolved.


WHO: Vaccinating kids 'not a high priority' amid shortage

The World Health Organization's top vaccines expert said Thursday that immunizing children against COVID-19 is not a high priority from a WHO perspective, given the extremely limited global supply of doses.


EU watchdog to rule Friday on Pfizer for youths

The European Medicines Agency will announce on Friday whether it has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus jab for 12- to 15-year-olds, the regulator said.

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Italy to begin easing COVID restrictions

The Italian government said Wednesday it plans to gradually lift COVID-19 restrictions from next week, with restaurants and movie theatres set to reopen.


Iceland to start J&J jabs next week

Iceland has approved Johnson & Johnson's COVID vaccine and will begin administering it next week with no age limit, the country's health authority said Wednesday.


No data yet on changing COVID vaccines between doses: WHO

The WHO reiterated Friday there was "no adequate data" on switching COVID-19 vaccines between doses, after France said under-55s who received an AstraZeneca first jab should get their second from a different vaccine.

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