Vaccination

US weighs authorizing Pfizer COVID vaccine for younger children

A high level medical panel of US government advisors was meeting Tuesday to decide whether to authorize the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in five-to-11-year-olds, likely paving the way for younger children to get their shots within ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera kills over 2,300 in Nigeria's worst outbreak in years

Cholera has killed more than 2,300 people and infected thousands more, mostly children, in Nigeria since the start of the year, a senior health official said on Monday, in the nation's worst outbreak in years.

Vaccination

UK's vaccine assessor opts against COVID jabs for children

The U.K.'s vaccine advisors declined Friday to recommend the vaccination of healthy older children against COVID-19, saying the direct health benefits are "marginal." However, the British government said it may join others ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China virus cases rise as Delta variant challenges Beijing

China's coronavirus cases hit a seven-month high on Tuesday, after a cluster at a test site helped drive up numbers as the Delta variant challenges Beijing's grip on the pandemic.

Vaccination

EU: AstraZeneca to supply 9 million more vaccine doses

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has agreed to supply 9 million additional doses of its coronavirus vaccine to the European Union during the first quarter, the bloc's executive arm said Sunday.

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