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AstraZeneca shots should be halted for over-60s too

AstraZeneca shots should be halted for over-60s too

Countries should also avoid giving the Astrazeneca coronavirus vaccine to people over 60, the head of the EU drug regulator's Covid-19 task force was quoted on Sunday as saying, amid fears over rare blood clotting and as more vaccines become available

BioNTech says can make mutation-beating vaccine in six weeks

BioNTech says can make mutation-beating vaccine in six weeks

The co-founder of BioNTech said Tuesday it was "highly likely" that its vaccine against the coronavirus works against the mutated strain detected in Britain, but it could also adapt the vaccine if necessary in six weeks.

Brazil suspends Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine trial due to severe adverse event

Brazil suspends Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine trial due to severe adverse event

Brazil's health regulator has suspended a clinical trial for China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine citing a severe adverse event, surprising the trial organisers who countered there had been a death but it was unrelated to the vaccine.

Pfizer says earliest Covid-19 vaccine application to US regulators would be after election

Pfizer says earliest Covid-19 vaccine application to US regulators would be after election

Pfizer Inc said on Friday it could file for US authorization of the Covid-19 vaccine it is developing with German partner BioNTech as early as late November, suggesting that it's possible a vaccine could be available in the United States this year.

Russia registers new Covid vaccine as cases hit record high

Russia registers new Covid vaccine as cases hit record high

President Vladimir Putin announced on Wednesday that Russia has registered its second coronavirus vaccine, while the country reported a record number of new infections.

Russia declares itself 'first' to develop coronavirus vaccine

Russia declares itself 'first' to develop coronavirus vaccine

Russia on Tuesday declared itself the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine with President Vladimir Putin saying one of his daughters had been inoculated.

Moderna gets further $472 million US award for coronavirus vaccine development

Moderna gets further $472 million US award for coronavirus vaccine development

Moderna Inc said on Sunday it has received an additional $472 million from the US government's Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority

Fauci: 'No guarantee' US will have virus vaccine by start of 2021

Fauci: 'No guarantee' US will have virus vaccine by start of 2021

There is "no guarantee" that the United States will have an effective coronavirus vaccine by the start of next year, the country's top infectious disease expert said on Tuesday.

Brazil university in talks to test Italian coronavirus vaccine

Brazil university in talks to test Italian coronavirus vaccine

The Federal University of Sao Paulo (Unifesp) is in talks to test a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by Italian researchers, the dean of the Brazilian university told Reuters.

Chinese researchers launch phase-2 human test for possible coronavirus vaccine

Chinese researchers launch phase-2 human test for possible coronavirus vaccine

Chinese researchers have started a second phase human trial of a possible coronavirus vaccine, the Institute of Medical Biology at Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (IMBCAMS) said on Sunday

Merkel pledges 525mn euros to global coronavirus vaccine hunt

Merkel pledges 525mn euros to global coronavirus vaccine hunt

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that Germany would contribute 525 million euros ($573.51 million) to a global fund-raising push to search for vaccines and for a treatment for the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus vaccine could take years: German minister

Coronavirus vaccine could take years: German minister

German Health Minister Jens Spahn warned Sunday that the worldwide scramble to develop a coronavirus vaccine could take years.