Workers  wait to receive a Covid-19 vaccine dose at a PT Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper plant in Tangerang, Indonesia, on  May 19th. Photograph: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

Asian countries that led the way in controlling Covid-19 last year have become laggards in the battle against the virus as their efforts to vaccinate (...)

Malawi will still have adequate stocks of Covid-19 vaccines in both public and private health facilities, says health secretary Charles Mwansambo. File photograph: Amos Gumulira/AFP via Getty

Malawi has burned nearly 20,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine because they had expired. The government incinerated 19,610 doses of the va(...)

Prof Adrian Hill, who leads the Oxford University team: “What we’re hoping to do is take that 400,000 down to tens of thousands in the next five years, which would be absolutely fantastic,” he said.  Photograph:   Steve Parsons-WPA Pool/Getty Images

A research team at Oxford University led by Irish vaccinologist Prof Adrian Hill has developed the most effective malaria vaccine to date. It brings t(...)

The first scientific report for a malaria vaccine was published in 1910, the first trial of a malaria vaccine took place in the 1940s, and 140 malaria vaccines have gone into clinical testing. Photograph: iStock

Researchers in Britain have developed the world’s most effective malaria vaccine, with it becoming the first to achieve the World Health Organisation-(...)

A quality check being done on coronavirus vaccines at the Serum Institute of India  in Pune, India, in January. Photograph: Atul Loke/The New York Times

India, one of the world’s biggest vaccine producers, has imposed a de facto ban on jab exports as it seeks to prioritise local vaccinations amid an ac(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson: “The Oxford jab is safe and the Pfizer jab is safe – the thing that isn’t safe is catching Covid.” Photograph: Tolga Akmen/PA

Boris Johnson has sought to reassure the British public about the safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine and the security of supplies following a delay in (...)

Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock: he has been battling with former Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings over who should take credit for  the UK’s vaccine rollout. Photograph: Getty Images

Despite the news that people under-50 who were due to receive their first vaccine dose next month will have to wait until May, Britain remains on cour(...)

Airport workers unload a shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from the Covax global programme, at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. Photograph: Nipah Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive coronavirus vaccines under the World Health Organization-backed Covax facility for low- and(...)

Dr Anike Baptiste (left) receives a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against  Covid-19  from Mokgadi Malebye, a professional nurse at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria on February 17th. Photograph: Phill Magakoe/AFP  via Getty

South Africa’s government has started to roll out its long-awaited coronavirus inoculation programme following the arrival of a first consignment of t(...)

The EU has set a target of vaccinating 70 per cent of its adult population by the end of the summer, but has struggled to secure the doses promised by pharmaceutical companies. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP via Getty Images

The EU is holding talks with Moderna on buying more Covid-19 vaccine, while AstraZeneca, with which talks have stalled, has suggested delivering doses(...)

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