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EU regulator backs Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents
World

EU regulator backs Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents

  • The European Medicines Agency's endorsement comes weeks after it began evaluating extending use of the vaccine, developed with Germany's BioNTech, to include 12- to 15-year-olds. It is already being used in the European Union for those aged 16 and older.
  • Inoculating children and young people is considered a critical step toward reaching "herd immunity" and taming the pandemic.
Published 28 May, 2021 08:23pm
Sixteen African nations show interest in AU vaccine plan
World

Sixteen African nations show interest in AU vaccine plan

  • Africa CDC Director John Nkengasong said the 16 countries had asked for a total of a total 114 million doses under the AU's Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT).
  • "Our hope is that in the next two to three weeks, they should be having their vaccines," he told a virtual news conference.
Published 04 Feb, 2021 09:25pm
Pakistan to receive 17.2 million COVID-19 doses through COVAX
Pakistan

Pakistan to receive 17.2 million COVID-19 doses through COVAX

  • The distribution list includes doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, licensed to the Serum Institute of India, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine.
  • The distribution aims to cover an average of 3.3% of total population of 145 countries by mid-2021.
Published 04 Feb, 2021 11:44am