New York: The global failure to deliver enough COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries “is prolonging the pandemic” and causing tens of thousands of preventable deaths every week, senior UN figures told the Human Rights Council on Thursday. more
WHO lauds ‘historic initiative’ on vaccine equity underway in South Africa

New York: During a COVID-19 global action meeting on Monday, the UN health chief described the progress underway at the World Health Organization (WHO) mRNA vaccine technology transfer Hu ...

COVID-19: New Year brings renewed WHO appeal for vaccine equity

New York: The highest number of COVID-19 cases so far in the pandemic were reported last week across the globe, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told journalists on Thursda ...

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.

Tedros calls for new high-level working group to get 40% vaccinated by year’s end

New York: With just seven weeks to go before the end of the year, the World Health Organization (WHO) is asking Member States to immediately establish a high-level working group, to reach ...

Got two doses of Covishield: UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid amid India-UK vaccine war

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid the India-UK vaccine war, United Nations General Assembly president Abdulla Shahid has said he was administered with two doses of anti-COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield, m ...

New Zealand reports first death due to anti-COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine

Auckland/IBNS: New Zealand has reported its first death due to an anti-COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine, the country's health ministry stated.

COVID-19 vaccine shipments boost for Africa

New York: After a near-halt of COVID-19 vaccine shipments in Africa, delivers have ramped up in recent months, the UN health agency said on Thursday.

Bhutan now has surplus vaccines; US sends 500,000 Moderna vaccines doses

Bhutan has now secured surplus Covid-19 vaccines as the United States confirmed donating 500,000 vaccines to the country. Over 97 percent of the eligible adult population in the country h ...

Equitable distribution of vaccines, equipment only way out of pandemic: WHO chief

New York: Equitable distribution of equipment and medicines to fight COVID-19 is the only way out of the global crisis, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, in ...