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US gets third COVID-19 vaccine as FDA approves Johnson & Johnson's one-dose shot
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US gets third COVID-19 vaccine as FDA approves Johnson & Johnson's one-dose shot

The FDA said J&J's vaccine offers strong protection against serious illness, hospitalisations, and death. The company has said it expects to deliver 20 million doses to the US by the end of March

FDA approves storage of Pfizer COVID-19 vials at normal freezer temperature
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FDA approves storage of Pfizer COVID-19 vials at normal freezer temperature

Once thawed, the vials can be stored at fridge temperatures of 2 to 8 degrees Celsius for up to five days, it clarified.

Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective, says FDA paving way for approval
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Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective, says FDA paving way for approval

The vaccine was 66.1% effective in preventing moderate to severe disease and appeared safe, the US Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine trial for pregnant women begins in bid to reach important subgroups
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Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine trial for pregnant women begins in bid to reach important subgroups

AstraZeneca is also monitoring participants in their study who have conceived since their participation in the trial.

Japan begins COVID-19 vaccination drive amid concerns about shortfall, delayed Tokyo Olympics
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Japan begins COVID-19 vaccination drive amid concerns about shortfall, delayed Tokyo Olympics

It may be June before ordinary people have their turn to be vaccinated, meaning the Olympics unlikely to happen before July.

Japan approves first COVID-19 vaccine with Tokyo Olympics in sight; roll-out slated to begin this week
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Japan approves first COVID-19 vaccine with Tokyo Olympics in sight; roll-out slated to begin this week

Officials have insisted that the Tokyo Games will take place even though COVID-19 continues to affect the entire world. Athletes and other participants will be encouraged, but not obliged, to be vaccinated

Pfizer withdraws application for emergency use authorisation of its COVID-19 vaccine in India
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Pfizer withdraws application for emergency use authorisation of its COVID-19 vaccine in India

In a statement, Pfizer said it had decided to withdraw the application after a meeting with the Drug Regulatory Authority of India on 3 Feb, in which the regulator stated that there may be need for "additional information"

Pfizer, Moderna, Astrazeneca, Bharat Biotech, other COVID-19 vaccines in use or getting close
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Pfizer, Moderna, Astrazeneca, Bharat Biotech, other COVID-19 vaccines in use or getting close

The shots were all tested differently, and some were allowed to go into use even before they were rigorously tested.

Germany threatens legal action as tensions rise between EU and AstraZeneca over COVID-19 vaccine delays
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Germany threatens legal action as tensions rise between EU and AstraZeneca over COVID-19 vaccine delays

AstraZeneca has said that for now it can only deliver a quarter of the doses originally promised to the EU for the first quarter of the year because of issues at one of its European factories

Daily cases jump to 18,855 just days after 8-month low; Centre asks states to inoculate frontline workers from Feb
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Daily cases jump to 18,855 just days after 8-month low; Centre asks states to inoculate frontline workers from Feb

Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Friday said it expects Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V to be launched in India through Emergency Use Authorisation by March this year

Split doses, delay second shot, inject into skin; in crises, vaccines can be 'stretched': Experts
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Split doses, delay second shot, inject into skin; in crises, vaccines can be 'stretched': Experts

There is hard evidence that fractional doses and delayed doses have worked when doctors have tried them out of desperation.

China wanted to show off its COVID-19 vaccines to the world, but the move is backfiring
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China wanted to show off its COVID-19 vaccines to the world, but the move is backfiring

A YouGov survey this month of roughly 19,000 people in 17 countries and regions showed that most were distrustful of a COVID-19 vaccine made in China

WHO chief says unfair COVID-19 vaccine distribution risks causing 'catastrophic moral failure'
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WHO chief says unfair COVID-19 vaccine distribution risks causing 'catastrophic moral failure'

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said one poor country received a mere 25 vaccine doses while over 39 million doses have been administered in nearly 50 richer nations

Blow to global vaccine drive as Pfizer delays deliveries, says will ramp up production from Feb
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Blow to global vaccine drive as Pfizer delays deliveries, says will ramp up production from Feb

European Union nations expressed frustration at the delay because they are waiting desperately for more doses to immunise people against the virus that has claimed almost two million lives worldwide

'I don't trust them': Ayatollah Ali Khamenei bans import of Pfizer, AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in Iran
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'I don't trust them': Ayatollah Ali Khamenei bans import of Pfizer, AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in Iran

Khamenei’s statement reflects decades of tense relations between Iran and the West which have not abated in the waning days of Donald Trump’s presidency

Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine found effective against UK, SA variants of SARS-CoV-2 virus, study reports
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Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine found effective against UK, SA variants of SARS-CoV-2 virus, study reports

The study noted that the Pfizer–BioNTech shot worked against 15 additional possible mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Coronavirus News Updates: Centre should bear cost of COVID-19 vaccine for the poor, says Rajesh Tope
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Coronavirus News Updates: Centre should bear cost of COVID-19 vaccine for the poor, says Rajesh Tope

Coronavirus News Updates: The Maharashtra health minister said two doses (of a COVID-19 vaccine) will cost Rs 500 and the state government will take "appropriate" steps if the Centre doesn't take steps regarding its expectation

All Indian vaccines being developed for storage at 2-8 degree Celsius, says DBT Secy
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All Indian vaccines being developed for storage at 2-8 degree Celsius, says DBT Secy

Unlike the Pfizer and Moderna which requires a minus 70 degree Celsius (cold) chain, most Indian vaccine candidates have been designed to work at storage temperatures of 2-8 degrees Celsius due to logistical issues

Ready for COVID vaccine roll-out by 13 January, no ban on export, says health ministry; key takeaways
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Ready for COVID vaccine roll-out by 13 January, no ban on export, says health ministry; key takeaways

The government also said that thus far the UK strain of the coronavirus has been detected in 71 people, but that there is no untoward cluster of the new strain

DCGI clears SII, Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccines: Explaining what emergency use authorisation means and why it is essential
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DCGI clears SII, Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccines: Explaining what emergency use authorisation means and why it is essential

In India, drug regulations do not have provisions for emergency use approval and the procedure for receiving one is not clearly defined