African countries aim to step up Covid vaccine delivery with 1bn doses due | Global development

With 1bn doses of Covid vaccines expected to arrive in Africa in the coming months, concern has shifted to a global shortage of equipment required to deliver them, such as syringes, as well as insufficient planning in some countries that could create bottlenecks in the rollout.After a troubled start to vaccination programmes on the continent, … Read more

China’s Xi pledges another 1 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses for Africa

China's Xi pledges another 1 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses for Africa

DAKAR/BEIJING, Nov 29 (Reuters) – China will deliver another 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Africa and encourage Chinese companies to invest no less than $10 billion in the continent over the next three years, President Xi Jinping said on Monday.The country has already supplied nearly 200 doses to Africa, where vaccination rates have … Read more

U.S. secures GSK-Vir COVID-19 antibody therapy doses worth $1 bln

U.S. secures GSK-Vir COVID-19 antibody therapy doses worth $1 bln

Globally more than 750,000 doses of treatment securedU.S. supply expected by mid-DecemberU.S. gave the drug emergency use approval in MayNov 17 (Reuters) – The United States has signed contracts worth about $1 billion for doses of the antibody-based COVID-19 treatment from Britain’s GSK (GSK.L) and U.S.-based Vir Biotechnology (VIR.O), as countries seek to secure promising … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 52 new cases, nursing home booster vaccine doses complete

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 52 new cases, nursing home booster vaccine doses complete

New Brunswick reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and has completed the roll out of vaccine booster doses for nursing home residents. The process is 82 per cent complete at adult residential facilities, and will be done by the end of the month, according to a news release from Public Health. “We know residents of these … Read more

U.S. administers 429.4 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines –CDC

U.S. administers 429.4 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines –CDC

A healthcare worker prepares a syringe with the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site operated by SOMOS Community Care during the COVID-19 pandemic in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File PhotoNov 6 (Reuters) – The United States has administered 429,442,508 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the … Read more

China has given 75.96% of population complete COVID-19 vaccine doses

China has given 75.96% of population complete COVID-19 vaccine doses

A staff member gestures to a person to enter a booth to get a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a vaccination center, during a government-organized visit, in Beijing, China, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas PeterBEIJING, Nov 6 (Reuters) – China had given 1.072 billion people complete COVID-19 vaccine doses by Nov. 5, Mi Feng, spokesman at … Read more

U.S. gives 1.5 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan

U.S. gives 1.5 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan

Walmart pharmacist holds a vial of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine inside a Walmart department store in West Haven, Connecticut, U.S., February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – The United States is delivering an additional 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan, a senior U.S. administration official told Reuters, increasing to … Read more

Canada promises 73 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses for the developing world

Canada promises 73 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses for the developing world

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Saturday that Canada will donate millions more COVID-19 vaccine doses to a global vaccine-sharing initiative as rich countries scramble to send more shots to the developing world to help curb stubbornly high case counts. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome, Freeland said Canada is … Read more

Covid vaccine shipment with 6.6 million doses reaches Islamabad

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Consignments originating from the United States and China carrying a total of 6.6 million Covid vaccines have landed on Sunday in Islamabad on the back of the international COVAX program and a gift from the neighbor government respectively. One shipment, reaching Pakistan via a Pakistan International Airlines flight, carries 3 million doses of Sinovac vaccines … Read more

China says 76% of population have received complete doses of COVID-19 vaccines

China says 76% of population have received complete doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Staff members wait outside booths where people receive a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a vaccination center, during a government-organized visit, in Beijing, China, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas PeterBEIJING, Oct 24 (Reuters) – China has given complete doses of COVID-19 vaccines to about 75.6% of its population as of Oct. 23, National Health … Read more

Biden says U.S. will donate another 17,000 J&J vaccine doses to Africa : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Biden says U.S. will donate another 17,000 J&J vaccine doses to Africa : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

The vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The White House says Thursday that the U.S. will commit 17 million additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the African Union. Picture Alliance/dpa/picture alliance via Getty I hide caption toggle caption Picture Alliance/dpa/picture alliance via Getty I The vial of the Johnson & … Read more

US coronavirus: With more Covid-19 booster shots on the horizon, one expert says mixing and matching doses may be an effective approach

US coronavirus: With more Covid-19 booster shots on the horizon, one expert says mixing and matching doses may be an effective approach

“I hope that when the FDA and CDC review data around Moderna and Johnson & Johnson that they will allow a mix-and-match approach,” CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen said Friday. Vaccine advisers for the US Food and Drug Administration will meet October 14 and 15 to discuss applications for booster doses from Moderna and … Read more

Singapore sends more than 120,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Thailand

Singapore sends more than 120,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Thailand

Last month, Thailand said it was seeking to borrow 150,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from Bhutan amid a supply shortage in the country.  On Monday, Thailand reported 10,288 new COVID-19 infections and 101 more deaths.  Thai authorities on Monday also announced that it was preparing to downscale its COVID-19 quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated international tourists and … Read more