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Pakistan gets first COVID-19 vaccine doses under COVAX: UNICEF

Pakistan gets first COVID-19 vaccine doses under COVAX: UNICEF

  • "Today Pakistan received its first shipment of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines (SII-AZ AZD1222) from the COVAX Facility," it said.
  • COVAX, a global programme to provide vaccines mainly for poor countries, has recently been hit by supply problems.
Published 08 May, 2021 05:17pm
AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine more effective with longer dose gap: study
Business & Finance

AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine more effective with longer dose gap: study

  • The study confirmed the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker's findings from earlier this month that showed the vaccine had 76% efficacy against symptomatic coronavirus infection for three months after the first dose.
  • Efficacy was found to be at 81% with the longer interval of 12 weeks between the first and second dose, compared with 55% efficacy up to the six-week gap.
Published 19 Feb, 2021 09:17pm
India to start COVID-19 vaccine exports as soon as Wednesday
Business & Finance

India to start COVID-19 vaccine exports as soon as Wednesday

  • The first batch of exports will be shipped to the tiny nation of Bhutan, said the officials, who asked not to be named as the plans are not public.
  • India has received requests from dozens of nations, including urgent appeals from Brazil, to begin exports of the vaccine from the SII centre in the western city of Pune.
Published 19 Jan, 2021 06:19pm