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Global vaccine-sharing programme reaches milestone of 1 billion doses

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Biomedical engineers confirms a consignment of AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccines under the COVAX scheme against coronavirus disease (COVID-19), before distribution at the Kitengela cold rooms stores in Kitengela, outside Nairobi, Kenya March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Monicah Mwangi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, Jan 15 (Reuters) – The COVAX......

Poorer nations reject over 100 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses as many near expiry

Reuters
Short shelf life, lack of fridges are main reasons About 16 mln doses destroyed from 100 mln rejected -UNICEF Nearly 700 mln delivered doses stored in poor nations WHO’s COVAX programme approaches 1 bln doses shipped BRUSSELS, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Poorer nations last month rejected more than 100 million......

Michigan gets first doses to treat COVID-19: Where they’re going

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Michigan on Friday received its first shipment of oral medications recently authorized to treat COVID-19, the state health department announced. The drugs, paxlovid and molnupiravir, were granted an emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December and are in......

As omicron spreads, Michigan hospitals await more doses of life-saving treatment

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here As omicron spreads, Michigan hospitals await more doses of life-saving treatment News Sports Autos Business Michigan Life + Home Entertainment Opinion Obituaries As omicron rapidly spreads across the United States, Michigan hospitals in short supply of the only brand......

In Israel, people over 60 and medical workers will receive fourth vaccine doses.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here JERUSALEM — Israel, which late last year was an early trailblazer in its efforts to administer a first coronavirus vaccine dose to its citizens, now plans to offer fourth doses in a bid to curb the rapid spread......

UK’s Johnson warns of Omicron ‘tidal wave’, says two doses not enough

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An ambulance drives past St Thomas’ Hospital as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain, December 12, 2021. REUTERS/May James Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register UK accelerates booster shot programme Says two doses not enough against Omicron Johnson says ‘tidal wave’ coming......

Hesitancy, Apathy and Unused Doses: Zambia’s Vaccination Challenges

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here NGWERERE, Zambia — Four people turned up at a health clinic tucked in a sprawl of commercial maize farms on a recent morning, looking for Covid-19 vaccines. The staff had vials of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine stashed......

Virginia pharmacy incorrectly administers Covid vaccine to 112 kids, officials pull remaining doses

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A vial of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is seen at a pop up vaccine clinic in the Arleta neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, August 23, 2021. Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images A pharmacy in Virginia incorrectly administered Pfizer and......

Blinken says the U.S. has a deal to send Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses to conflict zones.

New York Times
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said on Wednesday that the United States had negotiated a deal to ship additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine overseas, to help people living in conflict zones. Speaking at a meeting with his overseas counterparts, Mr. Blinken stressed the need to......

U.S. administers 430.9 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines – CDC

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A healthcare worker administers a shot of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to a man at a pop-up vaccination site operated by SOMOS Community Care during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar Nov 7(Reuters) – The United States......

U.S. administers 429.4 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines –CDC

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A healthcare worker prepares a syringe with the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site operated by SOMOS Community Care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo Nov 6 (Reuters) – The United States has administered 429,442,508......

China has given 75.96% of population complete COVID-19 vaccine doses

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A staff member gestures to a person to enter a booth to get a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a vaccination center, during a government-organized visit, in Beijing, China, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter BEIJING, Nov 6 (Reuters) – China had given 1.072 billion people complete COVID-19 vaccine doses by......

Britain sending millions more COVID doses to developing nations

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A health worker draws a dose of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, donated to Kenya by the UK government, in Nairobi, Kenya, August 8, 2021. REUTERS/Baz Ratner ROME, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Britain will send 20 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to developing countries by the end of this year, in what......

U.S. has administered nearly 414 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Reuters
A person receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as New York State Governor Kathy Hochul speaks during a news conference about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination mandate for healthcare workers, in New York City, U.S., September 27, 2021. REUTERS/David ‘Dee’ Delgado Oct 24 (Reuters)......

The U.S. will soon give Covid boosters to millions, as people in poor nations await their first doses.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here As the United States prepares to offer Covid booster shots to tens of millions of people, representatives of the World Health Organization continue to sound the alarm over the disparity in vaccine access globally, with the world’s poorest......

Biden gets COVID-19 booster shot as additional doses roll out

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden rolled up his shirt sleeve for a COVID-19 vaccine booster inoculation on Monday, hoping to provide a powerful example for Americans on the need to get the extra shot even as millions go without their first. In getting the booster, Biden......

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