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 the UN-led COVAX equitable vaccine supply programme. more
Pandemic will not end for anyone, ‘until it ends for everyone’

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic “will not end for anyone, until it ends for everyone”, an independent UN human rights expert said on Friday, advocating for an equitable and gl ...

Expert claims Chinese COVID-19 vaccine 'most unsafe in world' with 73 side effects

Beijing: A Chinese vaccine expert has claimed that the COVID-19 vaccine which has been rolled out by the nation as the 'most unsafe vaccine in the world'.

Vaccinating equitably ‘saves lives, stabilizes health systems’: WHO chief

New York: Two billion doses of “safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines” have been secured by the international equitable vaccine alliance COVAX, and they will be ready for distr ...

Vaccination no guarantee of virus eradication: WHO officials

New York: In the final World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 press conference of the year, on Monday, senior officials warned that the virus is "not necessarily the big one", ...

US: Doctor develops severe allergic reaction after receiving Moderna COVID-19 vaccine 

Boston: A Boston doctor, who has shellfish allergy, developed a severe allergic reaction after taking a shot of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, media reports said.

Japan lists medical workers, elderly people as priority groups to get COVID-19 vaccine

Tokyo/Sputnik: An expert group of the Japanese Ministry of Health has identified the categories of citizens who are supposed to be the first to be vaccinated against COVID-19, including m ...

US centers for disease control backs panel proposal for initial COVID-19 vaccine doses

Washington/Sputnik: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adopted recommendations from an advisory panel that the first doses of a coronavirus vaccine be reserved for el ...

Covid-19: UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for roll out

London: The United Kingdom has become the first country to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19 for widespread use, media reports said.

US healthcare workers, nursing home residents to get first shots of COVID-19 vaccine: CDC

Washington/Sputnik: A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) committee voted to give healthcare workers and nursing home residents the first of the COVID-19 vaccines once the ...