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Moscow launches online registration for Covid-19 vaccination

Moscow launches online registration for Covid-19 vaccination

Moscow launched an online service on Friday for people to book appointments to be vaccinated against Covid-19, two days after President Vladimir Putin called for large-scale vaccinations.

WHO reviewing Pfizer vaccine for possible emergency listing

WHO reviewing Pfizer vaccine for possible emergency listing

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday it had received data from Pfizer and BioNTech on the Covid-19 vaccine and was reviewing it for "possible listing for emergency use", a benchmark for countries to authorise national use.

Moderna to seek US and EU authorization for its vaccine on Monday

Moderna to seek US and EU authorization for its vaccine on Monday

Moderna Inc will apply for US and European emergency authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine on Monday after full results from a late-stage study showed it was 94.1% effective with no serious safety concerns, the company said.

No Covid-19 vaccine, no normal life, UK minister suggests

No Covid-19 vaccine, no normal life, UK minister suggests

People who refuse a vaccine for Covid-19 could find normal life curtailed as restaurants, bars, cinemas and sports venues could block entry to those who don't have proof they are inoculated, Britain's new vaccine minister said on Monday.

Suspected North Korean hackers targeted Covid vaccine maker AstraZeneca

Suspected North Korean hackers targeted Covid vaccine maker AstraZeneca

Suspected North Korean hackers have tried to break into the systems of British drugmaker AstraZeneca in recent weeks, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, as the company races to deploy its vaccine for the Covid-19 virus.

Britain presses on with AstraZeneca vaccine amid questions over trial data

Britain presses on with AstraZeneca vaccine amid questions over trial data

Britain gave AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine a vote of confidence on Friday when it asked its regulator to assess it for a rollout after experts raised questions about trial data and the company said it may run another study to gauge the shot's efficacy.

Covid-19 vaccines offer hope as world leaders plan for future

Covid-19 vaccines offer hope as world leaders plan for future

France is expected to loosen its coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday as the boss of a major airline said proof of vaccination will likely become the only way people can fly in a post-pandemic world.

AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine can be 90% effective, results show

AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine can be 90% effective, results show

Britain’s AstraZeneca said on Monday its vaccine for the novel coronavirus could be around 90% effective without any serious side effects, giving the world another important tool to halt the Covid-19 pandemic.

US approves Covid therapy, G20 pushes for global vaccine access

US approves Covid therapy, G20 pushes for global vaccine access

US drug regulators gave emergency approval to a Covid-19 antibody therapy on Saturday and G20 nations pushed for global access to vaccines as the pandemic led to further closures in parts of the world.

India starts vaccine production January, Russia to make second vaccine next year

India starts vaccine production January, Russia to make second vaccine next year

The head of an Indian company contracted to make AstraZeneca Plc's -19 vaccine said India could get access to it by January, as the country's total infections crossed nine million. Mass production of Russia's second vaccine could begin in 2021.

End of Pfizer trial paves way for a Covid shot this year

End of Pfizer trial paves way for a Covid shot this year

Final results from Pfizer Inc's Covid-19 vaccine trial showed its shot had a 95% success rate and two months of safety data, paving the way for the drugmaker to apply for an emergency US authorization within days, it said on Wednesday.

First batch of approved vaccine expected by year-end: official

First batch of approved vaccine expected by year-end: official

The first batch of an approved Covid-19 vaccine is expected to arrive in Qatar by the end of this year, a senior health official has reiterated. Dr Hamad Eid al-Romaihi, manager of Health Protection and Communicable Disease Control under the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)