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Romania and Bulgaria have the lowest EU vaccination rates, with 31.5%  and 18.8%  of their respective populations having received at least one dose – well below the EU average of 69.7%  and Ireland on 85.1%. Photograph: Getty Images

Romania’s government has confirmed that it plans to start delivering coronavirus vaccines to Ireland in the coming weeks, rejecting fears that the dea(...)

Dr Anthony Fauci said health officials are  considering whether to revise mask guidance for vaccinated Americans. File photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Photo via AP, File

Top infectious disease official Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that Americans who are immune compromised may end up needing Covid-19 vaccine booster sh(...)

People waiting in line to receive their Covid-19 vaccination at the HSE vaccination centre in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The next wave of Covid will be different. When cases soared in spring and winter last year, lockdowns brought them back under control. This time it w(...)

An Israeli medical worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph:  Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images

Israel reported on Monday a decrease in the effectiveness of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in preventing infections and symptomatic illness but(...)

The World Health Organisation has said Delta is becoming the globally dominant variant of Covid-19, raising concerns over whether existing vaccines will work against it. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Johnson & Johnson said its single-shot Covid-19 vaccine showed promise against the highly contagious Delta variant in a laboratory study. An anal(...)

A nurse carries Pfizer BioNTech vaccines against Covid-19 in the remote village of Poienita Voinii, Romania in May. Photograph:  Daniel Mihailescu/AFP via Getty Images

Romania has halted the import of most Covid-19 vaccines after a slowdown in its inoculation drive prompted the government to sell more than a million (...)

US president Joe Biden will announce the deal on Thursday at the G7 meeting of the world’s wealthiest countries in Britain. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The Biden administration plans to donate 500 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses to nearly 100 countries over the next two years, three sources f(...)

The AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. File photograph: Ahmad Yusni/EPA

Data from Scotland’s Covid vaccination programme has revealed a possible small increase in the risk of a treatable and often mild bleeding disorder af(...)

The European Medicines Agency approved the Pfizer vaccine for use on children aged 12-15 last month. File photograph: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Bloomberg

The UK has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for use in children aged 12-15. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency ((...)

Israeli health officials have found a probable link between the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine and cases of heart inflammation in young men following the second dose of the vaccine. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Israeli health officials have found a probable link between Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine and dozens of cases of heart inflammation in you(...)

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