Panama to give immunocompromised people third COVID-19 vaccine shot

Panama to give immunocompromised people third COVID-19 vaccine shot

A Panamanian health worker receives the second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Santo Tomas Hospital, in Panama City, Panama February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Erick MarciscanoPANAMA CITY, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Panama will offer a third COVID-19 vaccine dose to moderate and severely immunocompromised people starting this week, Health Minister Luis Sucre said on … Read more

Iran approves U.S. firm J&J’s shot as it fights fifth COVID wave

Iran approves U.S. firm J&J's shot as it fights fifth COVID wave

Iranians wait to receive a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as cases spike, in a vaccination center in Tehran, Iran August 9, 2021. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS Sept 16 (Reuters) – Iran’s new government has approved use of U.S. firm Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ.N) COVID-19 vaccine, a senior official said … Read more

Over 50s to get booster shot as UK says COVID vaccines have saved more than 100,000 lives

Over 50s to get booster shot as UK says COVID vaccines have saved more than 100,000 lives

Booster shot recommended for all Britons over 50Third shot also eyed for vulnerable and some health staffWinter “could be bumpy at times”, health official saysLONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – COVID-19 vaccines have saved more than 112,000 lives and averted 24 million cases of the disease, British officials said on Tuesday as they recommended all vulnerable … Read more

Moderna working on combination COVID-19 vaccine booster and flu shot

Moderna working on combination COVID-19 vaccine booster and flu shot

Sept 9 (Reuters) – Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said on Thursday it is developing a single vaccine that combines a booster dose against COVID-19 with its experimental flu shot.The company hopes to eventually add vaccines it is working on for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other respiratory diseases as an annual shot.”We believe this is a … Read more