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A woman who received her first shot for a Covid-19 vaccine trial, receives her second AstraZeneca shot at a vaccine trial facility. South Africa have abandoned plans to use AstraZeneca vaccine. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP Photo

South Africa has scrapped plans to use the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine because it “does not prevent mild to moderate disease” of the varian(...)

 Prof Philip Nolan, chair of the Nphet Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said the rate of decrease in coronavirus case numbers was slowing down, as numbers were boosted by 50-100 a day due to the resumption of testing of close contacts. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Steady progress continues to be made in reducing Covid-19 infections, with case numbers expected to fall to between 200 and 400 a day by the end of th(...)

Pharmacist Murtaza Abdulkarim (L) administers a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at a temporary vaccination centre, staffed by pharmacists and pharmacist assistants, in Birmingham, England on Thursday.  Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images

British regulators have received extra trial data from AstraZeneca that supports their view that the Covid-19 vaccine developed with Oxford University(...)

In the coming weeks FDA officials will examine Johnson and Johnson’s trial data.

Johnson and Johnson asked US drug regulators to clear its experimental Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, setting off a review process that could lea(...)

Vaccine rollout for the over 70s “may well be slower”, but  faster for healthcare workers and other groups. Photograph:  Oli Scarff

State health officials have decided not to give the Covid-19 vaccine regarded as a “game-changer” in the fight against the virus – the Oxford-AstraZen(...)

Pulling all working-age people ‘ in the AstraZeneca queue’ to receive that vaccine in pharmacies ‘just speeds up the whole vaccination plan,’ says union. Photograph: iStock

The Covid-19 vaccine rollout could be “speeded up” by allowing pharmacies administer the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to healthcare workers, the pharmac(...)

A health worker administers a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to a pregnant woman at Clalit Health Services, in Tel Aviv, Israel  in January. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images

A total of 548 cases of Covid-19 have been reported among pregnant women in the State since the start of the pandemic, Health Service Executive (HSE) (...)

A Russian medical worker gives a trial vaccine against Covid-19 to a volunteer in Moscow.

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine provided strong protection against Covid-19 in an interim analysis of an advanced clinical trial. Its backers said it appea(...)

Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech will deliver 75 million extra doses of their Covid-19 vaccine in the second quarter of the year, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said. Photograph: Michael Ciaglo/Getty

Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech will deliver 75 million extra doses of their Covid-19 vaccine in the second quarter of the year, European Commi(...)

A health workers administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images

Studies in Israel have offered tentative optimism on the effectiveness of vaccines in curbing the coronavirus pandemic, with initial data suggesting e(...)

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