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AstraZeneca shots

EU expects impact on vaccination plans from new guidance on AstraZeneca shot
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EU expects impact on vaccination plans from new guidance on AstraZeneca shot

  • "We expect this announcement will have a direct and immediate impact not only on our national vaccination plans, but also in our citizens' trust in vaccines against COVID-19," the letter said.
  • The EU is grappling with a slow vaccine rollout caused by supply problems and by repeated changes in the use of the AstraZeneca shot, which have increased vaccine hesitancy.
Published 07 Apr, 2021 08:05pm
EU says AstraZeneca under no UK obligation that would prevent EU vaccine supply
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EU says AstraZeneca under no UK obligation that would prevent EU vaccine supply

  • "AstraZeneca confirmed to us not being under any obligation to other parties that would impede to complete the fulfilment of its obligations" to the EU, the Commission spokeswoman said when asked about Hancock's statements.
  • Under the EU contract, AstraZeneca committed to supplying vaccines produced in four European factories, two of which are in Britain: Oxford Biomedica and Cobra Biologics.
Published 30 Mar, 2021 08:59pm
EU pledges to keep AstraZeneca doses in the bloc for now
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EU pledges to keep AstraZeneca doses in the bloc for now

  • "Of course, AstraZeneca has been an issue...We had a problem with this company," Breton said, adding that all other suppliers were doing well.
  • We have the tools and will make sure everything stays in Europe until the company will come back to its commitments.
Published 26 Mar, 2021 08:02pm
Sudan to receive first batch of Sinopharm vaccines
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Sudan to receive first batch of Sinopharm vaccines

  • Sudan became the first country in the Middle East and North Africa region to receive vaccine doses through the COVAX facility this month when 828,000 doses of the shot produced by AstraZeneca arrived in the East African country.
Published 24 Mar, 2021 09:38pm
AstraZeneca likely to release new statement on its COVID-19 vaccine
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AstraZeneca likely to release new statement on its COVID-19 vaccine

  • AstraZeneca said results it published on Monday in which the vaccine had demonstrated 79% efficacy were based on an interim analysis of data through Feb. 17, and it would now "immediately engage" with the independent panel monitoring the trial to share its full analysis.
  • AstraZeneca will publish up-to-date results from its major US COVID-19 vaccine trial within 48 hours.
Updated 24 Mar, 2021 09:14pm
AstraZeneca jabs in Italy plant bound for Belgium
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AstraZeneca jabs in Italy plant bound for Belgium

  • On Saturday the EU Commission had asked Italy's prime minister to inspect some batches of vaccines at a production plant in Anagni, south east of the capital Rome, the official added.
  • The checks were carried out by the Italy's Carabinieri military police between Saturday and Sunday, the official said.
Published 24 Mar, 2021 07:33pm
More people in Poland willing to take AstraZeneca shot, says PM
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More people in Poland willing to take AstraZeneca shot, says PM

  • "In the morning I got a report... showing that there are more and more people willing to get vaccinated and also to get vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine," Mateusz Morawiecki told reporters.
  • "This shows that we made the right decision not to suspend vaccinations with AstraZeneca. There are definitely more people willing to be vaccinated with this vaccine."
Published 22 Mar, 2021 08:50pm
India frets over wastage of 'elixir-like' COVID-19 vaccines
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India frets over wastage of 'elixir-like' COVID-19 vaccines

  • One reason for the wastage is that, while many urban vaccination centres have been crowded, some rural sites have had to nudge people to get shots due to a lack of awareness among the public, which can lead to vaccine wastage.
  • Once a vaccine vial is opened, doses need to be administered within four hours, making it vital for health workers to coordinate the flow of recipients.
Published 17 Mar, 2021 09:20pm
India backs AstraZeneca shot as COVID-19 cases hit three-month high
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India backs AstraZeneca shot as COVID-19 cases hit three-month high

  • The European Medicines Agency is investigating reports of 30 cases of unusual blood disorders out of 5 million recipients of the vaccine in the region.
  • "We have no signal of concern in this regard," Vinod Kumar Paul, who heads a government committee on vaccines, told a news conference, adding that experts in India had looked into the issue.
Published 17 Mar, 2021 08:26pm
Denmark, Norway temporarily suspend AstraZeneca COVID shots after blood clot reports
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Denmark, Norway temporarily suspend AstraZeneca COVID shots after blood clot reports

  • The move comes after Austria stopped using a batch of AstraZeneca shots while investigating a death from coagulation disorders and an illness from a pulmonary embolism.
  • "It is currently not possible to conclude whether there is a link. We are acting early, it needs to be thoroughly investigated," Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said on Twitter.
Published 11 Mar, 2021 07:09pm
Elderly in Poland won't be given AstraZeneca shot
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Elderly in Poland won't be given AstraZeneca shot

  • If we are talking about the decision of the medical council, we expect it in the coming days or possibly hours, but it is clear that elderly people will not be vaccinated with this shot.
  • "We are waiting for a clear recommendation from the medical council and then... we will take a decision."
Published 01 Feb, 2021 08:00pm