British prime minister Boris Johnson  called the UK’s latest death toll “appalling”. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Boris Johnson on Wednesday declared that Britain was ready to quickly deploy tweaked vaccines to combat new variants of coronavirus, as the number of (...)

A handout picture released by the University of Oxford in November shows a technician working on the University’s Covid-19 candidate vaccine. Photograph: University of Oxford/AFP via Getty Images

What is the latest news? The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has approved the vaccine developed by Oxford University and the(...)

People with a significant history of allergies should not receive the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the UK medical regulator has said.

People with a significant history of allergies should not receive the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the UK medical regulator has said, after tw(...)

The Oxford university / AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine has been  hit by manufacturing delays. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

A vaccine considered one of the world’s best hopes for combating coronavirus has become the second to be hit by manufacturing delays. The UK governme(...)

  Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci speaks during an unscheduled briefing after a Coronavirus Task Force meeting at the White House. Photograph: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

Anthony Fauci, the US government’s top infectious-disease specialist, slammed the UK’s drug regulator, saying that it rushed to clear the Covid-19 vac(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson attends a virtual press conference inside 10 Downing Street on December 2nd, when Britain became the first western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use. Photograph: John Sibley/Pool/AFP

Pfizer will start shipping the Covid vaccine it developed with German group BioNTech to the UK next week after its Medicines and Healthcare products R(...)

European Medicines Agency may approve a second vaccine, from Moderna, at a further meeting on January 12th, after which distribution would also begin in Ireland. Photograph: BioNTech SE 2020/PA Wire

Distribution of a vaccine for Covid-19 could start in the first weeks of the new year, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has indicated. The Europe(...)

European regulators have been operating rolling reviews of various late stage vaccine candidates as part of an effort to fast-track approval for effective vaccines

Britain has become the first developed country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine when its regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agen(...)

The US arm of the Oxford-AstraZeneca study was given the go-ahead to resume on Friday, having been halted since September 6th after a participant developed neurological symptoms. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP

A vaccine considered a frontrunner in the race to protect the global population from Covid-19 has produced a robust immune response in elderly people,(...)

Irish company hVivo is to run the world’s first Covid-19 human challenge trials – in which healthy volunteers are deliberately infected with coronavirus to assess the effectiveness of experimental vaccines.

Irish company hVivo is to run the world’s first Covid-19 human challenge trials – in which healthy volunteers are deliberately infected with coronavir(...)

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