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Coronavirus Vaccine

Sindh to start second round of COVID-19 vaccination soon

Sindh to start second round of COVID-19 vaccination soon

  • A total of 55,458 health workers out of the 198,484 registered have been vaccinated so far.
  • Health workers who refuse to get the shot will be given show-cause notices and won’t be allowed to work in the health sector as they could potentially spread further mutations of the virus, Dr Pechuho warned.
Updated 24 Feb, 2021 08:10pm
FDA Analysis of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Finds It Safe, Effective
World

FDA Analysis of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Finds It Safe, Effective

  • The FDA review noted that an international study of about 40,000 people, half of whom got the vaccine and half of whom got a placebo, found the company's vaccine to be 66% effective overall in preventing moderate to severe COVID-19 disease.
  • The agency also said the vaccine has a "favorable safety profile" and that there were "no specific safety concerns identified that would preclude issuance of an EUA.
Published 24 Feb, 2021 07:29pm
Senegal begins vaccinating against coronavirus with doses from China
World

Senegal begins vaccinating against coronavirus with doses from China

  • The first shots were given to government ministers and health workers at the health ministry in the capital, Dakar.
  • Earlier this month the government said it paid a little over 2 billion CFA francs ($3.74 million) for the Sinopharm doses to kickstart its campaign.
Published 23 Feb, 2021 05:35pm
UK's Prince Philip spends seventh night in hospital
World

UK's Prince Philip spends seventh night in hospital

  • They have moved with their son Archie to Southern California to live a more independent life and escape the British media, and next month will give a "wide-ranging" interview to US chat show host Oprah Winfrey.
Published 23 Feb, 2021 02:07pm
Dr Faisal Sultan gets first jab of COVID-19 vaccine
Pakistan

Dr Faisal Sultan gets first jab of COVID-19 vaccine

  • Pakistan would be able to get 17 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine before June this year, including doses of AstraZeneca vaccine that would start arriving in the first week of March, said SAPM.
  • “The process to register people aged above 65 for the immunisation process has begun,” said SAPM.
Updated 22 Feb, 2021 07:44pm
Ghana expects first delivery of AstraZeneca vaccine shots
World

Ghana expects first delivery of AstraZeneca vaccine shots

  • The country will spend around $3 for every two shots of vaccine and inoculate around 20 million people against the virus, according to the plan.
  • On the estimated cost, we are looking at...for every person getting two shots, that would cost nearly $3 per person fully vaccinated for the two doses.
Published 19 Feb, 2021 07:17pm
Spain to give AstraZeneca vaccine to those aged 45 to 55 in next phase
World

Spain to give AstraZeneca vaccine to those aged 45 to 55 in next phase

  • Those shots will then be given to those over 70 and over 60, the ministry said, while people under 60 with a high risk of serious COVID-19 infection will be next in line.
  • Overall the country has administered 2.6 million doses and 1.1 million people have received a full course.
Published 17 Feb, 2021 08:50pm
Indonesia's medical seniors get vaccines after regulator's green light
World

Indonesia's medical seniors get vaccines after regulator's green light

  • Indonesia's food and drug agency recently approved use of the Sinovac Biotech vaccine for the elderly, potentially changing the country's strategy to focus on the working population.
  • I hope that once I am vaccinated I will be safe in my daily life, especially as the rate of the pandemic is going up, not down.
Published 08 Feb, 2021 07:02pm
J&J files COVID-19 vaccine application with U.S. FDA
World

J&J files COVID-19 vaccine application with U.S. FDA

  • The drugmaker’s application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) follows its Jan. 29 report in which it said the vaccine had a 66% rate of preventing infections in its large global trial.
Published 05 Feb, 2021 09:52am
Pakistan to vaccinate over 100,000 people every day: Fawad Chaudhary
Pakistan

Pakistan to vaccinate over 100,000 people every day: Fawad Chaudhary

  • The minister informed that the country’s immunisation capacity will increase soon and the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will also be available in a few weeks.
  • The nationwide vaccination drive to inoculate frontline health workers started on Wednesday, where China-made Sinopharm vaccine is being used in the first phase.
Updated 04 Feb, 2021 02:06pm