Covid UK: 81% say they DO trust AstraZeneca vaccine, poll reveals

Blood clots linked to the Oxford Covid vaccine have had virtually no effect whatsoever on public confidence, an exclusive poll for the Mail reveals. The number of people who say they would be unlikely to or would refuse to have a jab has gone down by one per cent since the concerns emerged. Among under 30s … Read more

Covid UK: Patients are CANCELLING appointments for AstraZeneca vaccinations over blood clot fears

Britons are starting to cancel appointments for the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine amid fears over its link to blood clots, GPs warned today. In what could be a major blow to vaccine uptake, doctors said they had been inundated with patients of all ages requesting to be given an alternative to the AZ jab. The concern comes … Read more

Covid UK: People waiting for first vaccine dose say they are NOT put off by blood clot fears

People waiting for their first Covid vaccine say they are not put off by blood clot fears – and insist they would still be happy to have AstraZeneca shot.  A review by the drugs watchdog the MHRA found that by the end of March, 79 out of 20million Britons vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine had suffered … Read more

Covid UK: AstraZeneca shares fall 1% after regulator says under-30s should not take vaccine

AstraZeneca‘s share price has slumped by one per cent after UK health chiefs said Britons under 30 should not take its vaccine. The British-Swedish pharmaceutical firm, based in Cambridge, suffered a blow to its jab this afternoon following mounting evidence linking it to rare blood clots. The company’s shares were trading at 7.110 points on Tuesday … Read more

Covid US: 10 MILLION AstraZeneca vaccine doses ruined at Baltimore production plant

The Baltimore plant that discarded 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine threw away up to 15 million doses last year and may have to scrap up to 130 million more due to shoddy factory conditions, it has been reported. Emergent BioSolutions announced last week that it was forced to throw out 15 … Read more

Covid France: Thousands turn down AstraZeneca vaccine due to Macron’s U-turns over blood clot risk

Thousands of people are turning down AstraZeneca jabs in France due to ‘wave of panic’ created by Emmanuel Macron – with blood clot link ‘the final blow’ Medics say people are turning down the vaccine in droves after Macron’s U-turns Political opponents claim the anti-Brexiteer questioned jab to attack the UK Mayor of Calais today … Read more

Covid US: Joe Biden criticized for wearing mask after getting vaccine

By Reuters and Natalie Rahhal US Health Editor for  Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is still 91 percent effective at preventing COVID-19, offers six months of protection and does work against worrisome South African variant, new firm data reveal. In fact, the shot was 100 percent effective in preventing illness among trial participants in South Africa, where … Read more

Covid UK: Giant queues at walk-in NHS Covid vaccination clinic in Walthamstow, London

Huge queues formed outside an NHS vaccination clinic after word got out about extra doses – with Londoners of all ages queuing up for the sought-after jab. More than 2,000 people rushed to Walthamstow Library in north-east London after the council opened a walk-in jab clinic between 11am and 6.30pm today. The council said first doses were being … Read more

Covid Northern Ireland: Vaccine roll-out expanded to over-45s

Northern Ireland has today officially expanded its coronavirus vaccine drive to people under the age of 50, becoming the first home nation to move onto the next phase of the roll-out. The country’s NHS is now inviting everyone over 45 to book their appointment at a vaccination centre or one of 350 pharmacies deploying the … Read more

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron call Vladimir Putin to discuss getting the Sputnik jab into the EU

Germany and France were negotiating with Vladimir Putin to supply Russia’s coronavirus vaccine to the EU.   German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron were on a video call with the Russian president on Tuesday night.  The leaders discussed ‘cooperation’, which would see the Sputnik jab made used in the European Union once regulators give … Read more