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New York: Along with other tried and tested public health measures, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told journalists on Monday that “there is now real hope” that vaccines will play an essential part in helping end the COVID pandemic. more
UNICEF planning 'mammoth operation' to deliver COVID-19 vaccines

New York: UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is working with more than 350 logistics partners, including major airlines, shipping lines and logistics associations from around the world, to ...

COVID-19: Oxford vaccine shows 70 percent efficiency 

London: Oxford University’s AstraZeneca vaccine candidate, AZD1222, which is being developed against COVID-19 disease has shown 70 percent efficiency on average, officials said.

US official expects COVID-19 vaccination to start on December 11

Moscow/Sputnik: The first US citizens to receive Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccines may get the inoculation shot December 11, Operation Warp Speed chief adviser Moncef Slaoui told CNN on Sund ...

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine emerges 95 percent effective in final analysis

Washington:  Pharmaceutical major Pfizer on Wednesday confirmed that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate is 95 percent effective in the final analysis of the Phase 3 trial.

Pfizer launches pilot COVID-19 vaccine distribution preparedness program in 4 US states

Moscow/Sputnik: US pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced in a press release on Tuesday it was launching a pilot program that aims to inform the delivery and distribution of its coronavi ...

Potential COVID-19 vaccine must meet highest standards: UK Drug regulator

London/Sputnik: UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) chief executive, June Raine, said on Wednesday that any potential COVID-19 vaccine must meet the highest stan ...

Vladmir Putin says all Russia's COVID-19 vaccines are efficient

Moscow/Sputnik: All Russia's vaccines against COVID-19 are efficient, President Vladimir Putin assured on Tuesday, reaffirming readiness to cooperate with any country on the coronavir ...

COVID-19 vaccine offers 90 percent protection: Pfizer

Washington: A COVID-19 vaccine, which is jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, has shown 90 percent effectiveness in preventing Covid-19 infections during the ongoing Phase 3 trials, ...

COVID-19 vaccine: UNICEF to stockpile more than half a billion syringes by year’s end

New York: With countries and pharmaceutical companies around the world gearing up to distribute COVID-19 vaccines following trials, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF has begun laying th ...