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The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence launched their report on the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines to developing countries on Thursday, urging the Government to ensure a global equitable supply.  Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP via Getty

A new report has warned that if pharmaceutical companies do not begin to share their vaccine knowledge and data, the pandemic will be prolonged and de(...)

Given supply-chain difficulties, it is hard to predict how long we have to wait for the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine to have an impact here. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty

Approval by the European Medicines Agency of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine means that in a matter of weeks, four vaccines will be in use (...)

The manufacturing facilities across the State’s pharma sector are not equipped to make the Covid-19 vaccine and it would take years for them to be repurposed to make vaccines. Photograph:   AFP via Getty Images

Ireland has a major drug manufacturing sector, with most of the world’s top biopharma companies operating here, but turning to Covid-19 vaccine produc(...)

US president Joe Biden speaking on the production of  Covid-19 vaccine in the South Court Auditorium next to the White House   on March 10th. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

The US House of Representatives has passed President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid relief package – one of the largest federal stimulus packages in(...)

A shipment of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Johnny Milano/Bloomberg

The pharmaceutical industry has played down the prospect of Irish-based multinationals turning Irish production facilities to Covid-19 vaccines to cov(...)

Senior Government figures admit to growing pressure concerning the pace of vaccination. File photograph: Getty

The Government has sought without success to source extra vaccines from other European Union countries and from the UK but has no plans to seek extra (...)

US president Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC on Tuesday. Photograph: Doug Mills

The United States will have enough Covid-19 vaccine for every American adult by the end of May, US president Joe Biden said on Tuesday after Merck &am(...)

MSD  will dedicate two US facilities to Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, according to the report. Photograph: Nic Bothma/ EPA

MSD will help make rival Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing senior officials from t(...)

A Belgian is vaccinated at  the Brussels Expo facility.

As pharmaceutical companies raced to develop Covid-19 vaccines, crossing the finishing line in record time, the world’s three biggest vaccine makers w(...)

The first stage of BioNTech’s vaccine process, producing the active ingredient known as mRNA, has begun at a new plant in Marburg. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) expects Johnson & Johnson to file for approval of its Covid-19 vaccine in the EU within the next few days. App(...)

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