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Sri Lanka vaccinates children as doctors warn of COVID surge

Sri Lankan health authorities on Friday began vaccinating children aged 12 to 15, as the island nation's top medical specialists warned of a wave of COVID-19 infections in the coming weeks driven by the omicron variant.


Mexico City starts COVID vaccinations of minors at risk

Mexico on Monday began COVID-19 vaccinations for adolescents with chronic diseases in the capital, the latest step in an immunization drive in one of the countries hit hardest by the pandemic.


AZ vaccine order renewal 'remains to be seen': EU

The European Union has not renewed orders for AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine beyond June and is not certain that it will, the bloc's internal market commissioner said Sunday.


Quarter of Europeans have had a Covid-19 jab

A quarter of the European Union's population have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine jab, prompting EU chief Ursula von der Leyen to say the bloc is on track to have 70 percent of adults immunised by late July.


AstraZeneca Covid vaccine sales hit $275 mn in first quarter

British pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca said Friday that its COVID vaccine generated $275 million (227 million euros) in sales in the first quarter, as its chief executive defended the company's performance in the face ...


EU-AstraZeneca vaccine court hearing set for May 26

The European Union and AstraZeneca will begin their oral arguments on May 26 in the bloc's legal action against the pharmaceutical giant over coronavirus vaccine shortfalls, a Belgian court said Wednesday.


EU sues AstraZeneca over vaccine delivery shortfall

The European Union said Monday it has launched legal action against pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca over coronavirus vaccine delivery shortfalls that hampered efforts to kickstart inoculations across the bloc.

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