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Japan says to ship 1.1 mln more AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan

Reuters
A medical worker administers a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to a woman during a vaccination session for elderly people over 75 years old, at a stadium in New Taipei City, Taiwan June 25, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang/File Photo TOKYO, July 6 (Reuters) – Japan will......

Health Canada recommends people with rare blood condition not get AstraZeneca vaccine

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A woman is bandaged after her inoculation by a health worker from Humber River Hospital during a vaccination clinic for residents 18 years of age and older who live in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) “hot spots” at Downsview Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 21, 2021. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo June 29......

Mixing Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines provides strong protection, according to a preliminary study.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Early results from a British vaccine study suggest that mixing different brands of vaccines can provoke a protective immune response against Covid-19. In the trial, volunteers produced high levels of antibodies and immune cells after getting one dose......

A third dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine is found to boost immune response.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here A third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford generated a strong immune response in clinical trial volunteers, Oxford researchers reported on Monday. The finding indicates that the AstraZeneca vaccine could be......

Angela Merkel receives Moderna as second jab after AstraZeneca shot

BBC
More recently, following reports of rare blood clots in a small number of younger people who had the AZ vaccine, Germany recommended that under-60s who had already received a first dose of should have a different coronavirus vaccine for their booster second jab for safety reasons, as a precaution. BBC......

To meet its global vaccines pledge, the U.S. is trying to swap out millions of AstraZeneca doses.

New York Times
With less than two weeks remaining to fulfill President Biden’s pledge to share 80 million doses of coronavirus vaccine with countries in need, production problems at an Emergent BioSolutions manufacturing plant are forcing the administration to revise its plan to send AstraZeneca doses overseas. Officials are now working to replace......

EU advises against AstraZeneca shot in people with rare blood condition

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A vial of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is seen at a vaccination centre in Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, amid the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain, February 18, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo Europe’s drug regulator on Friday advised against using AstraZeneca’s (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine in people with a......

AstraZeneca says working with Southeast Asian nations on vaccine deliveries

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A health worker prepares a dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as Thailand start mass inoculation at a gymnasium inside Siam Paragon shopping centre, Bangkok, Thailand June 7, 2021. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo AstraZeneca (AZN.L) says it is working closely with Southeast Asia governments to ensure......

Malaysia grants conditional approval for Thai-made AstraZeneca vaccine

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A vial labelled with the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Malaysian health authorities said on Friday conditional approval had been granted for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Siam Bioscience Co in Thailand. Health Ministry director-general, Noor Hisham Abdullah,......

Ejected from a troubled plant, AstraZeneca is in talks to produce vaccine for U.S. government at a different factory.

New York Times
Some experts say they worry that producing more of AstraZeneca’s vaccine in the United States will use up valuable materials that might be better directed overseas or to make other vaccines. One federal official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss continuing discussions, said the government was renegotiating AstraZeneca’s......

Britain seeks extra AstraZeneca shots to combat ‘beta’ COVID-19 variant

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Vials labelled “Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo, in this illustration photo taken March 14, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration//File Photo Britain is in talks with Oxford and AstraZeneca (AZN.L) for additional doses of their COVID-19 vaccine that has been modified......

Two AstraZeneca shots could be 85-90% effective, UK data suggests

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A dose of AstraZeneca vaccine is prepared at COVID-19 vaccination centre in the Odeon Luxe Cinema in Maidstone, Britain February 10, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge/File Photo Two doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine may be around 85% to 90% effective against symptomatic disease, Public Health England (PHE) said on Thursday, while......

Indonesia pauses distribution of a batch of AstraZeneca vaccine

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A healthcare worker prepares a dose of AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a mass vaccination program for Green Zone Tourism in Sanur, Bali, Indonesia, March 23, 2021. REUTERS/Nyimas Laula Indonesia has suspended distribution of a batch of AstraZeneca PLC’s (AZN.L) novel coronavirus vaccine to run tests for sterility and......

Quebec, New Brunswick stop offering first doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

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A medical worker fills a syringe with a vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination center offering the AstraZeneca vaccine, as the number of the coronavirus disease infections decreases in Munich, Germany, May 13, 2021. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert The Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick will no longer offer first doses of......

EU has not yet ordered more AstraZeneca vaccines, says internal market commissioner

Reuters
hThe European Union has not yet made any new orders for AstraZeneca (AZN.L) vaccines beyond June when their contract ends, European Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton said on Sunday. Breton also said he expected that the costs of the EU’s recent order for more doses of Pfizer-BioNTech (PFE.N) vaccines would......

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