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New York: Urgent action is needed to increase production of COVID-19 vaccines that will be distributed through the global initiative making these medicines accessible by all countries, the UN’s top health official said on Friday. more
Australian Prime Minister gets vaccinated against COVID19 marking 'comeback' from pandemic

Moscow/Sputnik: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was among the first people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in the country on Sunday.

Dispatch of millions of COVID-19 vaccines to Africa expected to start in February: WHO

New York: The joint UN-led COVAX initiative aims to start shipping about 90 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Africa in February, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. ...

WHO urges effective and fair use of COVID vaccines

New York: With COVID-19 vaccines currently in scarce supply, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday pressed governments to prioritize inoculation of health workers and ...

UN health agency panel issues key guidance on second COVID vaccine doses

New York: A World Health Organization (WHO) expert panel issued its first guidance on the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, saying that it should ideally be given to people in two sepa ...

As COVID deaths pass two million worldwide, Guterres warns against self-defeating ‘vaccinationalism'

New York: With more than two million lives now lost worldwide to COVID-19, the UN Secretary-General appealed on Friday for countries to work together and help each other to end the pandem ...

Brazil results show China's Sinovac vaccine is just 50.4 percent effective against COVID-19

Brazilian clinical trials have unveiled that a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac has been found to be 50.4% effective, media reports said.

NHS England issues call to start staffing COVID-19 vaccination points by Dec 14: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: Public health officials in England have called on general practitioners to begin staffing local COVID-19 vaccination centers by December 14, the Sky News broadcaster repor ...

Pfizer to only get half of COVID-19 vaccines out this year due to logistics: Reports

Washington/Sputnik: US drug giant Pfizer expects to ship just about half of the COVID-19 vaccines it originally planned for this year because of supply-chain problems, although it still e ...

‘Real hope’ surrounding COVID vaccines ‘cannot be overstated’ – WHO chief

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” th ...