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US tells J&J millions of vaccine doses from troubled plant can't be used

US tells J&J millions of vaccine doses from troubled plant can't be used

The US Food and Drug Administration said Friday it had told Johnson & Johnson that millions of doses of Covid vaccine produced at a troubled plant can't be used because of possible contamination issues

Japan opens mass vaccination sites for elderly ahead of Olympics

Japan opens mass vaccination sites for elderly ahead of Olympics

Japan opened mass inoculation centres on Monday as the country races to vaccinate most of its elderly population against Covid-19 before the start of the Tokyo Olympics.

Post-vaccine Covid infections and deaths rare, UK study finds

Post-vaccine Covid infections and deaths rare, UK study finds

A very small number of mainly frail, elderly Covid-19 patients are being hospitalised and dying even after having a first dose of Pfizer's or AstraZeneca's vaccines, but this does not mean the shots aren't working, UK researchers said on Friday.

Vaccine giant tweets Biden to end US raw materials 'embargo'

Vaccine giant tweets Biden to end US raw materials 'embargo'

The head of the world's largest vaccine maker directly tweeted US President Joe Biden on Friday urging him to lift an export ban on raw materials desperately needed to make more coronavirus shots.

US nears final Covid vaccine review as daily national deaths top 3,250

US nears final Covid vaccine review as daily national deaths top 3,250

The United States on Wednesday crossed an ominous new threshold of more than 3,250 lives lost to Covid-19 in a single day while public health officials stepped up preparations for a vaccine campaign ...

UK orders health service to be ready for vaccine by December

UK orders health service to be ready for vaccine by December

The British government has asked the National Health Service to be ready to deploy any Covid vaccine from the start of December and it will then roll it out, starting with the most vulnerable, the health minister said on Tuesday.

US steers clear as global Covid-19 pledging conference begins

US steers clear as global Covid-19 pledging conference begins

World leaders will hold an international pledging ‘marathon’ on Monday to raise at least 7.5 billion euros ($8.2 billion) for research into a possible vaccine and treatments for the novel coronavirus ...