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More than two billion Covid vaccines given
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More than two billion Covid vaccines given

  • Oxford/AstraZeneca is the most widely given vaccine, administered in 170 of the 215 countries where campaigns have begun.
  • It is followed by Pfizer/BioNTech, which is being used in at least 97 countries; Moderna (at least 46); Sinopharm (45); Sputnik V (40); Johnson & Johnson (29).
Published 03 Jun, 2021 05:06pm
WHO expects assessment of Moderna and two Chinese vaccines by end of next week
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WHO expects assessment of Moderna and two Chinese vaccines by end of next week

  • Simao said the WHO's independent panel was assessing the Moderna vaccine and a vaccine from China's Sinopharm on Friday and was due to look at China's other main vaccine, made by Sinovac Biotech, next week.
  • "So, by the beginning of next week or the end of next week we will have the final assessment of these three vaccines out," she told a briefing.
Published 30 Apr, 2021 08:37pm
China exploring ways to mix different COVID vaccines to improve efficacy
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China exploring ways to mix different COVID vaccines to improve efficacy

  • Gao says one option is to adjust the dosage, the interval between doses, or increase the number of doses while the second route is to mix vaccines that use different technologies
  • More attention should be given to developing mRNA vaccines as the technology provided an opportunity for breakthroughs in treating all kinds of illnesses: health expert
Updated 11 Apr, 2021 10:51am