In April, the US pharma company had offered a not-for-profit price for its vaccine for the Indian government's immunisation programme.
The South African variant accounted for less than one percent of coronavirus cases in Israel.
If NDV-HXP-S proves safe and effective, flu vaccine manufacturers could potentially produce well over a billion doses of it a year.
By doing so, around 80 percent of Canadians over the age of 16 will receive a single dose by the end of June with the expected supply of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines
A single-dose vaccine is a big advantage when most countries are struggling to get shots in arms more quickly.
The vaccine, Sputnik V, received a six-month authorisation Wednesday from Hungary’s National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition, institute director Matyas Szentivanyi told public television
The British PM said people must stay at home again, as they were ordered to do so in the first wave of the pandemic, because the new virus variant was spreading in a 'frustrating and alarming' way
BioNTech held webinars for nurses and doctors who will soon administer the shot, with 1,100 questions answered during the sessions.
Pfizer vaccine roll out in 'less than 24 hrs', says Donald Trump after US FDA approves emergency use
In a video statement released on Twitter, Trump also said that the vaccine would be free for all Americans
The authorisation to use the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech now clears the way for the deployment of a vaccine that’s expected to play a significant role in the global effort to cub the coronavirus
The UK government says frontline health care workers and nursing home residents will be first in line to get vaccinated.
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The total coronavirus cases mounted to 94,31,691 with 38,772 new infections on Monday, while the toll climbed to 1,37,139 after 443 more fatalities reported
The federal government will issue recommendations for who should be prioritised — likely the elderly, high-risk, and frontline workers — but local authorities will make the final call