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Tuesday, January 26, 2021



Australia approves Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use

January 25, 2021 10:29 am

Vaccination of priority groups is expected to begin in late February, at 80,000 doses per week, Health Minister Greg Hunt told reporters.Two doses will be required – at least 21 days apart, a government statement said.

Despite high vaccination rate, Covid cases surge in Israel

January 23, 2021 1:17 pm

Although the total number of vaccines administered is considerably higher in countries like the US and China, Israel is recording the highest number of cumulative Covid-19 vaccination doses per 100 people.

Vaccine disparities raise alarm as Covid variants multiply

January 18, 2021 3:31 pm

Giving the coronavirus an opportunity to advance and generate new mutants would have significant economic and public-health consequences, adding to the pain as the death toll surpasses 2 million.

Mexico says it's OK with getting less Pfizer vaccine for now

January 18, 2021 10:19 am

Mexico has so far received almost a half million doses of the Pfizer vaccine and used nearly all of them. President López Obrador criticized wealthier countries that have stockpiled large amounts of vaccines but have not used them.

UAE lowers age requirement for COVID-19 vaccines to 16

January 18, 2021 12:15 am

The UAE, made of up seven emirates, is offering all residents and citizens free of charge a vaccine manufactured by Chinese state-backed pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm.

Pfizer says it has second doses of COVID-19 shot on hand, expects no US supply problems

January 16, 2021 1:57 pm

Earlier on Friday, Pfizer announced there would be a temporary impact on shipments to European countries in late January to early February caused by changes to manufacturing processes to boost output.

Russia's Gamaleya applies for emergency vaccine use in Philippines

January 09, 2021 11:32 am

Gamaleya’s emergency use application is the third the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received after Pfizer and AstraZeneca both made similar applications.

Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine appears effective against mutation: Study

January 08, 2021 11:34 am

The mutation could be responsible for greater transmissibility and there had been concern it could also make the virus escape antibody neutralization elicited by the vaccine, said one of Pfizer's top viral vaccine scientists.

Vaccinated US nurse contracts Covid, expert says Pfizer shot needed more time to work: Report

December 30, 2020 5:49 pm

Matthew W., 45, a nurse at two different local hospitals, said in a Facebook post on December 18 that he had received the Pfizer vaccine, telling the ABC News affiliate that his arm was sore for a day but that he had suffered no other side-effects.

Dubai to offer free Pfizer-BioNTech virus shots from Wednesday

December 23, 2020 3:11 pm

Dubai's media office tweeted that the vaccine will be offered free of charge in an extensive campaign. Dubai locked down the city for about a month earlier this year to halt the spread of the virus.