KOROR (AFP) – The tiny Pacific nation of Palau has emerged as one of the world’s most vaccinated places with more than 99 per cent of the eligible population fully protected against Covid-19, according to data released Thursday (Oct 14).
LONDON (REUTERS) – The global programme providing Covid-19 vaccines to poor countries is on course to fall nearly 30 per cent short of its previous goal of 2 billion shots this year, the international organisations running it said on Wednesday
WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) – Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine was supposed to be one of Africa’s most important weapons against the coronavirus. The New Jersey-based firm agreed to sell enough of its inexpensive single-shot vaccine to eventually inoculate a third of
BENGALURU (REUTERS) – Health Canada said late on Tuesday (June 29) it has recommended that people with a history of capillary leak syndrome not be inoculated with drugmaker AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine. “Health Canada is updating the product monograph – or
More from our inbox: To the Editor: Re “Those Holding Us Back From Full Vaccination” (Opinion, May 22): Sema K. Sgaier outlines the four different “personas” of vaccine-hesitant Americans, arguing that to address reluctance, “we need to go county by
Readers express both relief and concerns. To the Editor: Re “Fully Vaccinated Can Shed Masks, C.D.C. Says” (front page, May 14): After 15 months, a milestone has been reached. Those of us who have been fully vaccinated are now getting
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said there have been more than 388,000 vaccines administered across New Zealand. 120,000 of those have had their second doses. Director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said there is one new Covid-19 case in MIQ
GENEVA (AFP) – A Covid-19 variant spreading in India is more contagious and it is feared it could be dodging some vaccine protections, contributing to the country’s explosive outbreak, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) chief scientist said Saturday (May 8).
SANTIAGO (REUTERS) – Sinovac’s Covid-19 vaccine CoronaVac was 67 per cent effective in preventing symptomatic infection in the first real-world study of the Chinese shot, the Chilean government said on Friday (April 16). The vaccine was 85 per cent effective
OTTAWA/TORONTO (REUTERS) – Canadian health officials said on Monday (March 29) they would stop offering AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine to people under age 55 and require a new analysis of the shot’s risks and benefits based on age and gender. The