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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 globally-coordinated vaccine distribution programme. more
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 ...

COVID-19 vaccine offers 90 percent protection: Pfizer

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, ...