Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brazilian study says Sinovac COVID-19 jab 78% effective

A vaccine candidate made by China's Sinovac is 78% effective in protecting against COVID-19, according to results of a study announced Thursday by Brazilian state health officials seeking federal approval of the shot.

Vaccination

German care home workers given five times vaccine dose

Eight care home workers in Germany were accidentally injected with five doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, local authorities said Monday—but are suffering no serious ill effects so far.

Vaccination

Rare vaccine injury claims steered to obscure federal office

Though most people who protect themselves with a coronavirus vaccine will never develop serious side effects, such rare cases are barred from federal court and instead steered to an obscure program with a record of seldom ...

Vaccination

FDA plans to OK 2nd COVID-19 vaccine after panel endorsement

The head of the Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday that his agency will move to quickly authorize the second COVID-19 vaccine to fight the pandemic, hours after the shot won the key endorsement of a government ...

Vaccination

Pfizer vaccine moves closer to getting the OK in the US

U.S. regulators Tuesday released their first scientific evaluation of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine and confirmed it offers strong protection, setting the stage for the government to green light the biggest vaccination effort ...

Vaccination

Grandmother, 90, gets first COVID jab as UK starts vaccine drive

Nurses cheered on Tuesday as a 90-year-old grandmother in Britain became the first person in the Western world to receive an approved vaccine against COVID-19, at the start of a marathon campaign health officials hope heralds ...

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