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Researchers said that the first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab offers protection of 76 per cent up to three months and may reduce transmission by 67 per cent. Photograph: iStock

A single dose of the Oxford vaccine may reduce transmission of coronavirus by two-thirds, according to a new study. This provides a major boost to th(...)

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 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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

  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 (...)

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