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Moderna Covid-19 vaccine plant in France gets approval

Moderna Covid-19 vaccine plant in France gets approval

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Friday approved a new manufacturing site in France for the production of Moderna Inc's Covid-19 vaccine.

EU advises against AstraZeneca shot in people with rare blood condition

EU advises against AstraZeneca shot in people with rare blood condition

Europe's drug regulator on Friday advised against using AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine in people with a history of a rare bleeding condition and said it was looking into heart inflammation cases after inoculation with all coronavirus shots.

Pakistan province to block phones of the unvaccinated

Pakistan province to block phones of the unvaccinated

A Pakistan province said Friday it will block the mobile phones of people refusing to get Covid-19 jabs, in the latest move to penalise the unvaccinated in a country where only a fraction of the population have been inoculated.

China to offer Covid-19 vaccine to children as young as three

China to offer Covid-19 vaccine to children as young as three

China has approved the emergency use of a Covid-19 vaccine for those as young as three, the drugmaker confirmed Tuesday, making it the first country to offer jabs to young children.

India to give adults free Covid shots after bungled vaccine rollout, soaring deaths

India to give adults free Covid shots after bungled vaccine rollout, soaring deaths

India will provide free Covid-19 vaccines to all adults, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, in an effort to rein in a pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands and led to the world's second-highest tally of infections.

US boosts Taiwan's Covid-19 fight with vaccines as senators visit

US boosts Taiwan's Covid-19 fight with vaccines as senators visit

The United States will donate 750,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan as part of the country's plan to share shots globally, US Senator Tammy Duckworth said on Sunday, offering a much-needed boost to the island's fight against the pandemic.

India accelerates vaccine supplies in fight against Covid-19

India accelerates vaccine supplies in fight against Covid-19

India's Serum Institute will increase production of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines by nearly 40% in June, officials said on Monday, in the first step towards alleviating a shortage that has worsened the country's battle with coronavirus.

India and Pfizer hit impasse over vaccine indemnity demand

India and Pfizer hit impasse over vaccine indemnity demand

Pfizer and the Indian government are at loggerheads over a demand by the US drugmaker for legal protection from any claims linked to the use of its Covid-19 vaccine in one of the world's biggest markets, two sources told Reuters.

Pfizer seeks UK approval for use of Covid-19 vaccine in teenagers

Pfizer seeks UK approval for use of Covid-19 vaccine in teenagers

Pfizer is seeking British approval for the use of its Covid-19 vaccine among 12- to 15-year olds and has submitted data to the health regulator, a company representative said on Tuesday, paving the way for inoculation of adolescents in the country.

Fully vaccinated enjoy new freedoms in Germany

Fully vaccinated enjoy new freedoms in Germany

People who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 are exempt from many restrictions in Germany from Sunday after the government passed new legislation to restore some freedoms.

EU regulator reviews reports of rare nerve disorder after AstraZeneca shot

EU regulator reviews reports of rare nerve disorder after AstraZeneca shot

Europe's medicines regulator said on Friday it was reviewing reports of a rare nerve-degenerating disorder in people who have received AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, and requested more detailed data on the cases from the company.

Pfizer bets on Covid-19 vaccine demand for years, sees sales of $26bn in 2021

Pfizer bets on Covid-19 vaccine demand for years, sees sales of $26bn in 2021

Pfizer Inc on Tuesday raised its forecast for 2021 Covid-19 vaccine sales by more than 70% to $26 billion and said demand from governments around the world trying to halt the pandemic could contribute to its growth for years to come.