WHO: Vaccine makers should plan to adjust COVID-19 jabs – Live | Coronavirus pandemic News

WHO: Vaccine makers should plan to adjust COVID-19 jabs – Live | Coronavirus pandemic News

Makers of COVID-19 vaccines should gear up for the “likelihood” of needing to adjust their products to protect against the Omicron variant, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) spokesperson has said. Christian Lindmeier, speaking at a UN briefing in Geneva, said the agency was still studying the transmissibility and severity of the new variant, first reported … Read more

UK boosts vaccination drive with additional 114m Covid jabs

UK boosts vaccination drive with additional 114m Covid jabs

The UK has expanded its booster programme after the Omicron variant emerged. File photoLONDON: The UK government said late Wednesday it has ordered 114 million additional Covid-19 vaccine doses, from pharmaceutical giants Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, to bolster its jabs drive over the next two years.The orders — 60 million extra doses of the Moderna vaccine … Read more

EU moves to place Covid booster jabs at heart of travel rules | European Union

People living in the European Union who want to travel around the bloc without being tested or going into quarantine should get a Covid booster jab nine months after their original vaccination, the European Commission has proposed.The EU’s executive body said there should be a standard nine-month acceptance period for vaccines across the bloc, in … Read more

Rollout of third Covid jabs in England condemned as ‘shambolic’ | Vaccines and immunisation

A “shambolic” rollout of third Covid vaccinations has left an unknown number of immunocompromised people still without proper protection going into winter, and in other cases even given the wrong type of injection, a leading charity has said.Blood Cancer UK said a combination of poor planning and confusing messaging meant “many thousands” of people with … Read more

New data reveals how much protection COVID-19 jabs are giving people in NSW

New data reveals how much protection COVID-19 jabs are giving people in NSW

People in NSW who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 were 16 times more likely to die, or end up in intensive care during the state’s Delta outbreak, new government data has revealed.At the peak of the outbreak between August 25 and September 7, 49.5 per 100,000 fully vaccinated people were infected with with virus, compared … Read more

Boris Johnson stresses importance of Covid booster jabs | Coronavirus

Boris Johnson has warned double-vaccinated Britons against potential complacency over Covid, saying that waning immunity over time meant booster jabs were vital for continued protection.The prime minister insisted, however, that there was no need yet for the government’s so-called plan B, which would reimpose restrictions such as mask wearing and home working, despite data showing … Read more

Pakistan achieves milestone of administering 100m Covid jabs

Asad Umar urges partially vaccinated citizens to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives and Chairman National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Asad Umar on Saturday expressed his gratitude on achieving the milestone of 100 million inoculations of Covid-19 vaccines to eligible population in the country. … Read more

Queensland records zero new COVID-19 cases, vaccination timeline set amid regional jabs push

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk providing COVID-19 update in Rockhampton

Queensland has recorded no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases as officials urge 400,000 people yet to be vaccinated to act immediately now that border controls on the virus are set to ease.Key points:The Premier says people have 12 days to get vaccinated to be fully protected when borders open to hotspotsShe says about 400,000 Queenslanders … Read more

What we know about Covid-19 jabs for kids

What we know about Covid-19 jabs for kids

As children congregate in schools, they can spread the disease, Green adds. If infected, they are likely to be asymptomatic or experience only mild symptoms, but that does not mean all children brush off the disease easily. In the United States, hospitalisations of children and adolescents rose nearly five-fold during late June to mid-August 2021, … Read more

Delays set to push Covid jabs for teens in England into Christmas period | Coronavirus

Delays to the Covid-19 vaccination programme for 12- to 15-year-olds could push immunisations into the Christmas period as local health teams target vaccine-hesitant parents with Zoom sessions and “mop-up” clinics are planned for isolating pupils who miss jabs in schools.Headteachers have called for more resources to speed up the scheme as it becomes clear that … Read more

Two professional Strictly dancers reported to have refused Covid jabs | Strictly Come Dancing

Two professional dancers on Strictly Come Dancing have reportedly refused to be vaccinated against Covid, causing complications before the show’s return on Saturday night.The BBC’s flagship dance contest will return to screens on 18 September with a pre-recorded launch show revealing which professional dancer each competitor has been matched with, before the live show kicks … Read more