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EU preparing orders for 1.8bn vaccine booster shots

EU preparing orders for 1.8bn vaccine booster shots

  • The planned orders will be for so-called mRNA vaccines, with a preference for manufacturers who are EU-based or who have production facilities in Europe.
  • Only the Biontech/Pfizer vaccine, which is manufactured in Belgium and Germany, and Moderna, which manufactures in Spain and Switzerland, currently meet these requirements.
Published 09 Apr, 2021 06:54pm
Europe to get 4mn more Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 shots this month
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Europe to get 4mn more Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 shots this month

  • The doses to vaccinate two million people will be supplied in addition to the planned deliveries, to ease border movement and to tackle virus hotspots, the Commission said.
  • "To tackle aggressive variants of the virus and to improve the situation in hotspots, quick and decisive action is necessary," the president of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said.
Updated 10 Mar, 2021 07:24pm
Britain has given 10 million people a first COVID-19 vaccine dose
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Britain has given 10 million people a first COVID-19 vaccine dose

  • "This is a hugely significant milestone in our national effort against this virus."
  • The country approved vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford University-AstraZeneca earlier than the United States and Europe, enabling it to make an early start on roll-out.
Published 03 Feb, 2021 09:15pm
UK doctors call for shorter gap between Pfizer vaccine doses
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UK doctors call for shorter gap between Pfizer vaccine doses

Britain is prioritising giving first doses of COVID-19 vaccine, allowing up to 12 weeks before a second dose, to give the maximum number of people some initial protection. * It therefore urged the CMO to "urgently review the UK's current position of second doses after 12 weeks".
Published 23 Jan, 2021 06:22pm
Singapore says ramping up COVID-19 vaccination drive
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Singapore says ramping up COVID-19 vaccination drive

  • Singapore started vaccinating healthcare workers on Dec. 30, becoming one of the first Asian countries to start its coronavirus inoculation programme.
  • The nation of 5.7 million people has been reporting relatively very few local cases in recent months and fatalities are among the world's lowest
Published 13 Jan, 2021 06:08pm
Germany, Denmark mull delaying second COVID-19 vaccine shot
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Germany, Denmark mull delaying second COVID-19 vaccine shot

  • Germany, Denmark weigh delay in offering second vaccine dose.
  • Scientists cite vaccine shortages, soaring infections.
  • German minister under fire over slow innoculation campaign.
  • EU approval of Moderna vaccine expected this week.
Published 04 Jan, 2021 08:33pm
Dubai to begin inoculations with Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine from Wednesday
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Dubai to begin inoculations with Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine from Wednesday

  • The UAE was the first country outside China to roll out the Chinese vaccine to the public, saying earlier this month it had 86% efficacy.
  • The first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine would be for citizens and Dubai residents 60 years and above, and for individuals with chronic illness over the age of 18.
Published 23 Dec, 2020 08:21pm
Serbia gets first batch of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine
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Serbia gets first batch of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

  • An airplane unloading containers with 4,875 doses of vaccines. The vaccines were later taken to the Institute of Virology, Vaccines and Sera, known as the "Torlak", in Belgrade.
  • "The immunisation, most probably, will start next week," Mirsad Djerlek, state secretary in the health ministry, told reporters in front of the "Torlak" Institute building.
Published 22 Dec, 2020 05:33pm