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Israel PM urges citizens to get vaccinated as delta variant spreads

July 23, 2021 12:49 pm

Israel has seen new coronavirus cases rise in the past month, even though 56% of the population has received two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

Two doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca shots effective against Delta variant, study finds

July 22, 2021 7:48 am

The study found that two doses of Pfizer's shot was 88% effective at preventing symptomatic disease from the Delta variant, compared to 93.7% against the Alpha variant, broadly the same as previously reported.

New research: No trace of mRNA vaccine in breast milk

July 20, 2021 8:27 am

The study analysed the breast milk of seven women after they received mRNA vaccines from Pfizer or Moderna in the US.

Explained: Implications of Israel's nod to a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine

July 14, 2021 7:19 am

In Israel, some elderly people have started getting a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19. Why are booster shots being administered, and are there any objections to a third dose?

Israel allows those with weakened immune systems to get a third Pfizer shot

July 13, 2021 11:40 am

Israel's Health Ministry released a list of those now eligible for a third shot, prioritizing heart, lung and kidney transplant recipients followed by others with weak immune systems including cancer patients

Thailand will give health workers a mix of Chinese and Western vaccines

July 13, 2021 10:24 am

Anutin Charnvirakul, Thailand’s health minister, said people vaccinated with one dose of Sinovac should be given the AstraZeneca shot as the second dose three to four weeks later. Those who have already received both shots of the Sinovac vaccine, he said, should receive a booster shot “right away.”

Panama allows Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for those as young as 12

July 13, 2021 10:11 am

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is already authorized for those older than 16.

Pfizer to seek OK for 3rd vaccine dose; shots still protect

July 09, 2021 1:48 pm

Research from multiple countries shows the Pfizer shot and other widely used COVID-19 vaccines offer strong protection against the highly contagious delta variant, which is spreading rapidly around the world and now accounts for most new U.S. infections.

Israel sees drop in Pfizer vaccine protection against infections, still strong in severe illness

July 06, 2021 8:25 am

The decline coincided with the spread of the Delta variant and the end of social distancing restrictions in Israel.Vaccine effectiveness in preventing both infection and symptomatic disease fell to 64% since June 6, the Health Ministry said.

Pfizer, J&J anti-COVID-19 vaccines more effective against Delta than Beta variant: S African experts

July 03, 2021 10:59 am

In a media briefing led by Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi on Friday, experts said that results in both laboratory research and field studies had shown that the vaccines were effective against the Delta virus.


Centre allows walk-ins for 18+, but are there enough vaccines?

May 25, 2021 12:50 pm

The Centre has now allowed walk-in registration for vaccination for the 18-44 age group. However, the option is only open at government-run Covid vaccination centres for now.