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Australia returns to “war footing” amid COVID-19 vaccine turmoil

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s national cabinet will begin meeting twice a week from Monday, marking a return to a “war footing” in the country’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic amid turmoil in its national vaccination programme. FILE PHOTO: A sign for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic is seen as high-risk workers......

AstraZeneca has not reacted yet to EU letter on vaccines – Corriere

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MILAN (Reuters) – AstraZeneca has yet to react to a letter sent by the European Commission to complain over below-contract supplies of COVID-19 vaccines, Italian daily Corriere della Sera said, adding the Anglo-Swedish group missed a deadline indicated by Brussels. FILE PHOTO: Empty vials of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine are seen......

South Korea to resume wider use of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, exclude people under 30

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FILE PHOTO: South Korean senior citizens receive their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a vaccination centre in Seoul, South Korea April 1, 2021. Chung Sung-Jun/Pool via REUTERS SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean authorities said on Sunday they will move ahead with a second-quarter coronavirus vaccination......

France to extend gap between mRNA vaccine shots, minister says

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PARIS (Reuters) – France will lengthen the period between the first and second shots of mRNA anti-COVID vaccines to six weeks from four weeks as of April 14 to accelerate the inoculation campaign, Health Minister Olivier Veran told the JDD newspaper on Sunday. “That will allow us to vaccinate more......

France extends gap between mRNA vaccine shots to ramp-up rollout

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PARIS (Reuters) – France will lengthen the period between the first and second shots of mRNA anti-COVID vaccines to six weeks from four weeks as of April 14 to accelerate the inoculation campaign, Health Minister Olivier Veran told the JDD newspaper on Sunday. People wait following the injection of a......

Vaccitech, startup behind AstraZeneca-Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine, files for U.S. IPO

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FILE PHOTO: Vials of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine are pictured at a vaccination centre in Bierset, Belgium March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo (Reuters) – Biotech startup Vaccitech Plc, which owns the technology behind the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca Plc, filed for a U.S. initial public offering......

India to review COVID-19 vaccine side effects – report

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FILE PHOTO: A woman receives Bharat Biotech’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine called COVAXIN at a vaccination centre as her husband takes her picture, in New Delhi, India, April 5, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File photo (Reuters) – A panel of Indian experts is investigating if there are any domestic cases of blood......

Britain reassures on AstraZeneca after advising under-30s take other vaccines

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LONDON (Reuters) – British officials and ministers sought to shore up confidence in AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, saying advice that most people under 30 should be offered alternative shots was not unusual and would not impact the pace of rollout. FILE PHOTO: A dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine......

Germany sticks to recommendation on vaccine switch after first Astra dose

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FILE PHOTO: A vial with AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is prepared during a vaccination of teachers and nursery teachers, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Grevesmuehlen, Germany, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s vaccine commission stuck to its recommendation on Thursday that people aged under......

UK-made AstraZeneca vaccines sent to Australia – Sydney Morning Herald

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FILE PHOTO: Boxes of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are pictured in a refrigerator at a NHS mass coronavirus vaccination centre at Robertson House in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Britain January 11, 2021. Joe Giddens/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) -Hundreds of thousands of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been flown to Australia......

UK vaccine body: Keep going with second doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

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FILE PHOTO: A medical worker prepares a dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Antwerp, Belgium March 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – People in Britain who have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine should continue to be offered their second dose,......

South Korea says considering all options including vaccine export curbs

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FILE PHOTO: Vials labelled “COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” are placed on dry ice in this illustration taken, December 4, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean health authorities are considering all options to secure enough coronavirus vaccine supplies, a top vaccine official said on Tuesday in response to questions about......

U.S. stops AstraZeneca vaccine production at Baltimore plant – NY Times

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FILE PHOTO: A vial with the AstraZeneca’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is pictured in Berlin, Germany, March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration on Saturday stopped a Baltimore manufacturing plant that ruined 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine from making another......

Vietnam asks for foreign support in procuring COVID-19 vaccines

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HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam has appealed to diplomats from the United States, European Union and Japan to help it secure supplies of COVID-19 vaccines, as part of efforts to acquire the 150 million doses needed to cover its adult population. FILE PHOTO: A woman receives a vaccine as Vietnam starts......

Europe recasts COVID-19 vaccine playbook after first-round flop

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By John Miller, Ludwig Burger ZURICH (Reuters) – Europe, under fire for fumbling its vaccine roll-out and fighting a fresh wave of infections, is scrambling to speed up the pace of injections and avoid being left further behind by Britain and the United States. FILE PHOTO: A woman registers to......

Brazil faces “very serious situation” in pandemic: WHO

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FILE PHOTO: Elderly people wait in line to receive a dose of the Sinovac’s CoronaVac coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, during a vaccination day for 65-year-old and older citizens in Duque de Caxias near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes GENEVA (Reuters) – A number of states in......

Argentine leftist group protests AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine maker amid delays

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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – An Argentine far-left workers group protested on Monday outside local vaccine market mAbxience, which is producing the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 drug for the region, criticizing delays to doses being available in the country. Around 50-100 people, organized by the Workers’ Left Front-Unity alliance, protested with banners......

Brazil’s health minister urges Pfizer to speed up vaccine deliveries

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FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s Minister of Health, Marcelo Queiroga poses for a photo with the mascot Ze Gotinha, symbol of Brazilian vaccination campaigns after a press conference on the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga asked representatives of......

South Korea’s expert panel says J&J COVID-19 vaccine safe, effective for approval

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FILE PHOTO: A nurse draws from a vial of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson SEOUL (Reuters) – A panel of South Korean advisers recommended a coronavirus vaccine from Johnson & Johnson was safe and effective, the food and......

India’s Modi gifts Bangladesh 1.2 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

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FILE PHOTO: A vial of the AstraZeneca vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is seen during vaccination in Baghdad, Iraq March 27, 2021. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – India gave 1.2 million free doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Bangladesh on Saturday, its foreign minister said, as......

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