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Rates of admission to ICU for B117 cases were similar to those recorded for cases not infected with variants of concern. Photograph: Getty Images

The B117 variant first identified in the UK is no more likely to lead to serious illness or death than previous variants, according to the National Pu(...)

Covid jab: there have been some cases of blood clots among recipients of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP via Getty

What are the most common side effects from the Covid vaccines? Most side effects from the Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid vaccines, the t(...)

Who wants to mix vaccines and could it bring advantages to inoculation programmes?

Oxford scientists are expanding efforts to test whether two different Covid-19 vaccines can be combined, after some European countries worried by rare(...)

The European Medicines Agency concluded that there was a possible link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots in the brain in people who have received the vaccine. Photograph: Getty Images

France’s top health advisory body in charge of Covid-19 vaccines recommended on Friday that recipients of a first dose of the AstraZeneca shot who ar(...)

In Shoreditch, London, a Deliveroo rider takes part in a strike on Wednesday as the food delivery couriers seek fair pay, safety protections and basic workers’ rights. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Image of the week: Dignity seekers A short few months after Deliveroo workers in Ireland held an unofficial strike over pay and conditions – saying t(...)

More than 30,000 people were vaccinated on Good Friday, the first time the daily figure approached something like the intended peak capacity of the system. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The long-awaited ramping up of the State’s vaccine programme against Covid-19 gets under way from this week, although the acceleration in supply looks(...)

BioNTech employees test the procedures for the manufacturing of the messenger RNA (mRNA) for the Covid-19 vaccine in Marburg, Germany. Photograph: Thomas Lohnes / AFP

Pfizer and BioNTech said that clinical trial data suggested their Covid-19 jab could be effective against the more contagious B.1.351 mutation, which (...)

The new manufacturing site of German company BioNTech for the production of the vaccine against Covid-19 in Marburg, central Germany. Photograph: Thomas Lohnes / AFP

BioNTech and Pfizer raised this year’s production target for their Covid-19 vaccine to as many as 2.5 billion doses, with the German biotech’s chief e(...)

A health worker injects a dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at Casernes Hospital in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Alejandro Garcia/EPA

AstraZeneca has reported a slightly lower efficacy rate for its Covid-19 vaccine after the results of an US clinical trial were criticised as outdated(...)

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has said the European Union may get more restrictive in exporting Covid-19 vaccines to safeguard essential jabs for its own citizens. Photograph: Johanna Geron / EPA

The European Union may get more restrictive in exporting Covid-19 vaccines to safeguard essential jabs for its own citizens facing a third wave of the(...)

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