EU BLOCKS shipment of 250k doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from Italy to Australia

The EU has blocked a shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines from leaving Italy for Australia using controversial export laws for the first time. Authorities in Italy refused to grant a licence for 250,000 doses manufactured in the country to be exported, meaning the shipment could not leave Thursday as planned. Officials in Rome had informed the … Read more

Covid vaccines: Oxford and Pfizer first doses just as effective in elderly with underlying illness

One dose of the Covid jabs being deployed in Britain are up to 80 per cent effective at stopping already-ill elderly people from being hospitalised with the disease, fresh research shows. Earlier this week, the first real-world analysis of the Oxford and Pfizer jabs in England found a single injection prevented eight in 10 over-80s from … Read more

US states will get 14.5 MILLION doses of COVID-19 vaccines next week

States can expect about 14.5 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine this week, an almost 70% increase in distribution over the past month, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday.  Pharmacies will also the shipments sent directly to them increase by about 100,000 doses this week, Psaki said.  The stepped-up efforts come as the … Read more

AstraZeneca expects FDA O.K for its COVID shot in April and will ship 30M doses

AstraZeneca expects to get US emergency authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine in April, the firm’s president told lawmakers on Tuesday.  As soon as it gets the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) greenlight, AstraZeneca will have 30 million doses of the 62 percent effective shot ready to ship to the US, said president of the biopharmaceuticals … Read more

Pfizer, Moderna, plan to ship 135M doses of covid vaccine in 5 weeks

Pfizer and Moderna will deliver at least another 135 million doses of coronavirus vaccines over the next five weeks, the firms will lawmakers on Tuesday.  The two companies have considerably ramped up their production of vaccine doses and found solutions to previous manufacturing issues that caused bottlenecks in production.   To date, Pfizer has delivered about … Read more

More than two-thirds of people aged between 65 and 69 have had their first vaccine doses

More than two-thirds of people aged between 65 and 69 have had their first vaccine doses – just a week after invitations went out, health bosses say NHS chief said the vaccine could be leading to a fall in Covid hospitalisation Now a further 460,000 people aged 64 will be called to receive their jabs … Read more

US has a ‘backlog’ of SIX MILLION coronavirus vaccines doses

The U.S. has a ‘backlog’ of six million coronavirus vaccine doses due to the massive winter storms that have swept the Midwest and Texas, the Biden administration revealed on Friday.    Andy Slavitt, the White House senior advisor for COVID-19 response, said during a press briefing that the logjam is three days’ worth of shipments that … Read more

Covid: Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine may actually be TWO doses

Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot coronavirus vaccine may actually be two doses, the Biden administration has said. The vaccine, which was recently submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval, was hailed as one of the most effective ways to help increase supply and bring President Joe Biden closer to his goal of 150 … Read more

Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot coronavirus vaccine may actually be TWO doses

BREAKING NEWS: Johnson & Johnson’s long-awaited one-shot COVID-19 vaccine may require TWO doses, White House coronavirus advisor says Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose COVID-19 vaccine was hailed as a way to increase supply and more quickly vaccinate the U.S. population But on Thursday, Andy Slavitt, the White House senior advisor on COVID-19 response, said the company … Read more

UK’s Covid vaccine roll-out continues to slow with just 280,000 more doses dished out

There are signs the UK’s coronavirus vaccine roll-out may be slowing after fewer than 280,000 doses were administered yesterday. Latest figures show 275,956 shots were dished out on Monday, which was only slightly more than the 237,956 done on Sunday – the lowest in three weeks. The two-day slump marks a sharp drop-off from last … Read more