Vaccination

US to 'supercharge' pandemic fight with huge vaccine donation

The US will donate 500 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to poorer nations, the White House said Thursday, to "supercharge" the pandemic fight as the World Health Organization warned Europeans not to drop their guard because ...

Vaccination

US 'to buy 500 mn doses for world' as curbs ease in Europe

The United States is set to buy 500 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to distribute around the world, media reported Wednesday, as France and Belgium relaxed virus restrictions to allow restaurants and cafes to serve indoors.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO: High vaccination rates can help reduce risk of variants

A top World Health Organization official estimated Monday that COVID-19 vaccination coverage of at least 80% is needed to significantly lower the risk that "imported" coronavirus cases like those linked to new variants could ...

Vaccination

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.

Vaccination

WHO approves China's Sinovac COVID jab

The World Health Organization on Tuesday approved the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use—the second Chinese jab to receive the WHO's green light.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

South Africa steps up virus curbs against third wave

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Sunday that South Africa would re-impose stricter measures against COVID-19 fearing the whole country will soon face a third wave of the pandemic.

Vaccination

European regulator recommends Pfizer shot for children 12-15

The European Medicines Agency on Friday recommended that the use of the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech be expanded to children ages 12 to 15, a decision that offers younger and less at-risk populations across ...

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