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(...)

A  handout photo issued by the University of Oxford of a researcher working on the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. Photograph: PA

A Covid-19 vaccine from Oxford University and AstraZeneca has been approved for use in the UK, with the first jabs expected to be given on Monday. Th(...)

Cathal Friel, executive chairman of Open Orphan

Dublin-listed pharmaceutical services company Open Orphan has received approval from the UK drugs regulator to conduct its nasal Covid-19 vaccine clin(...)

Hospital bed occupancy in the North is now at 99%. File photograph: PA

The rollout of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which was approved last week, begins this morning in Northern Ireland with vaccinators first to get the ja(...)

Jessica Walker and Nicola Foster pose at sunrise before swimming at Charlton Lido, Hornfair Park, London, on its first day of reopening after the second national lockdown ended in England. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has warned that it will be months before the first phase of vaccination against coronavirus is completed, after Britain on Wednesday bec(...)

Photograph: iStock

Britain on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for use and said that it will be rolled out(...)

Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers have applied for emergency use in Europe.

Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech are both in line for January launches of their Covid-19 vaccines in Europe after they applied for emergency EU approval on(...)

The Moderna vaccine is based on introducing genetic material, known as mRNA, into the human body. Photograph: iStock

As promising results are released from a second vaccine trial, we take a look at what this could mean in the battle against Covid-19. What’s happened(...)

  Asked whether a vaccine could be available by Christmas, British health secretary Matt Hancock said that was ‘absolutely a possibility’. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/EPA

The UK reported a further 532 coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday, its highest daily figure since May. The British government said that, as of 9am (...)

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency  has instructed Randox to recall all Randox test kits from NHS test and trace testing settings. Photograph: Getty

Up to 750,000 unused coronavirus testing kits manufactured by diagnostics company Randox have been recalled from care homes and individuals due to con(...)

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