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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, the companies said on Monday. more
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 ...

UK to involve military in distributing coronavirus vaccine: senior official

London/Xinhua: The British armed forces will be involved in distributing coronavirus vaccine as the country strives to curb a sharp rise in infections, British Health Secretary Matt Hanco ...

Guterres urges more countries to step up and fund global COVID-19 vaccine effort

New York: The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday called for all nations to provide further urgently needed funds – the equivalent of the total spent on cigarettes worldwide every two ...

Donald Trump says US 'Weeks away' from COVID-19 vaccine

Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump said the country is weeks away from getting a vaccine to fight the coronavirus.

Updated influenza vaccine advice targets protection of elderly and health workers

New York: Amid a potential global shortage in influenza vaccines and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the UN health agency has advised countries to protect the elderly and health workers fi ...

Fight against COVID-19: Johnson & Johnson's vaccine shows strong immune response

New Brunswick: US pharmaceutical major Johnson & Johnson's potential COVID-19 vaccine has shown development of a strong neutralizing antibody response in nearly all participants a ...

Global solution to COVID-19 in sight, ‘we sink or we swim together’: WHO chief

New York: COVID-19 is an “unprecedented global crisis that demands an unprecedented global response”, the chief of the UN health agency said on Monday, unveiling a plan to hav ...