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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 deliver COVID-19 vaccines to over 92 countries, as soon as doses become available, the UN agency said on Monday. more
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 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 ...

Vaccines against COVID-19 may not need to be administered annually: WHO Official

Moscow/Sputnik: Any safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 may not need to be administered annually, unlike vaccines for influenza, Dr. Richard Mihigo, the program area manager for i ...

WHO expects to see COVID-19 vaccine by end of 2020 at the earliest

Washington/Sputnik: The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that a vaccine against the coronavirus disease will be ready for registration by the end of 2020 or early next year at the ...