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New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting a South African consortium in establishing the first COVID-19 mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub, the UN agency announced on Monday. more
Johnson and Johnson’s single-dose vaccine approved in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has approved Johnson and Johnson’s single-dose Covid-19 for emergency use in the country, making it the sixth vaccine to get approval. The country is all set to resume it ...

Two doses of COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective against hospitalisation from Delta variant: PHE

London: New analysis by PHE shows for the first time that 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective against hospitalisation from the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant, Public Health Engla ...

UN experts to G7: Production of safe COVID-19 vaccines must outweigh profit

New York: A group of UN independent human rights experts called on Wednesday for the leaders of the world’s largest economies to ensure equal access to COVID-19 vaccines for people ...

Vaccine inequity triggers ‘huge disconnect’ between countries

New York: Although COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to decline globally for a second consecutive week, the UN health agency chief said on Monday that “a huge disconnect” is ...

COVID-19: Greta Thunberg contributes 100,000 Euros to vaccine equity initiative

New York: The teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has donated 100,000 Euros to boost global efforts to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to anyone, anywhere, who needs them, the World Health ...

International equitable vaccine effort ships 32 million shots to 61 countries

New York: "COVAX works” the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, informing journalists that the UN-backed vaccine initiative has distributed more than 32 ...

Côte d'Ivoire takes delivery of latest COVAX vaccine shipment, in further boost for Africa

New York: Côte d'Ivoire received 504,000 doses of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine on Friday making it the second African nation in a week to benefit from the first shipments of shot ...

UK vaccine Minister says not planning vaccine passports

Moscow/Sputnik: The United Kingdom does not plan to introduce vaccine passports that would potentially allow people to travel, a minister in charge of COVID-19 vaccine deployment said Sun ...

Healthier world means ‘safer America’ Tedros stresses, as UN-led vaccine initiative announces deal for 40 million doses

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday announced the signing of an advance purchase agreement securing up to 40 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine, under ...