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New York: Blanket COVID-19 vaccine booster programmes could prolong the pandemic and increase inequity, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Wednesday. more
UN agency begins COVID vaccine rollout for 7,500 stranded migrants in Yemen

New York: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has begun a COVID-19 vaccination campaign for migrants stranded in Yemen. The goal is to inoculate around 7,500 people at its ...

Vaccines shown to induce lower levels of neutralising antibodies against Omicron coronavirus variant: Study

London: Researchers from the University of Oxford have analysed the impact of the Omicron COVID-19 variant of concern on one of the immune responses generated by vaccination.

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is safe for children aged between 5 to 11, show Clinical trial results

New York: Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE on Monday announced results from a Phase 2/3 trial showing a favorable safety profile and robust neutralizing antibody responses in children 5 to 11 y ...

North Korea declines COVID-19 vaccine manufactured in China

UNICEF said on Thursday that North Korea has rejected around three million doses of a Chinese Covid-19 vaccine.

Vaccine inequity causes ‘dangerous divergence’ in COVID survival rates – UN agency heads

New York: The global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is progressing at “two alarmingly different speeds”, UN agency leaders said in a statement on Friday, noting that less than t ...

Spanish doctors call for vaccinating pregnant women against COVID-19 after three deaths reported

Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: Spanish doctors called on regional authorities to accelerate the immunization of pregnant women following three reported cases of fatalities from COVID-19 in the categ ...

Thai authorities planning to mix Oxford's AstraZeneca with China's Sinovac vaccine amid rising COVID-19 cases

Bangkok: Thailand authorities have decided to mix Oxford's AstraZeneca with China's Sinovac vaccine to combat rising COVID-19 cases in the country.

One dose of Sputnik V reduces mortality rate in people aged over 60 by 70-80 pc, reveals study

Buenos Aires/Sputnik: Even one dose of the Sputnik V or AstraZeneca vaccines against the coronavirus reduces the mortality rate in people aged over 60 years by 70-80 percent, a study the ...

91 countries now offer COVID-19 vaccinations to refugees, says UNHCR

New York: UN refugee agency UNHCR, on Thursday welcomed the growing number of countries that have offered COVID-19 vaccines to refugees before urging others to do the same.