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Covid: UK cases top 50,000 for first time in three months

More than 50,000 Covid cases have been recorded in the UK for the first time since 17 July.

Nerve disorder Guillain-Barre syndrome added as very rare side effect for AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in UK

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has added a serious nerve disorder as a possible side effect to the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine after a handful of cases were linked to the jab.

Third Dose Of Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine 95.6% Effective: Study

The clinical phase three trials were conducted when Delta was the prevalent strain, Pfizer said in a statement.

The UK has more new Covid-19 cases than France, Germany, Italy and Spain combined

Last December, as the first of several worrying Covid-19 variants ripped through the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the unwelcome decision to cancel Christmas plans for millions of Brits.

Boris Johnson Government Under Spotlight As Covid Cases Rise Again In UK

Coronavirus: For two weeks, the number of new cases in Britain has wavered between 35,000 and 40,000 a day.

Arguing for vax passports and mandates on the basis some schools require polio jabs for kids is infantilizing and dishonest

Once a “conspiracy theory” denigrated by the mainstream media, vaccine passports are becoming increasingly common in so-called liberal democracies.

Prof Sarah Gilbert, Covid vaccine creator: Now let’s take on 12 more diseases

Medical science has transformed the pandemic, and the experimental technologies that helped develop vaccines in record time have strapped rocket boosters to scientific ambitions. Could we be entering a golden age of new vaccines?

Vaccine Mix-And-Match Approach Bolsters Antibodies, Says Study

The US government-sponsored trial is the first major US study to compare the effects of using different vaccines as boosters from the initial shot or shots.

Moderna Or Pfizer Booster Works Well For Those Vaccinated With J&J: Study

The study was conducted on 458 adults who had been vaccinated with one of three US-approved brands (Pfizer, Moderna or J&J) for at least 12 weeks.

"Decided Not To Get Vaccinated, Have Highest Immunization": Brazil's Bolsonaro

"I've decided not to get vaccinated. I'm looking at new studies, I already have the highest immunization, why would I get vaccinated?" the Brazilian President said

What we know about Covid-19 jabs for kids

In Israel, more than half of those over 12 years old and some younger children have had a single dose of Covid-19 vaccine – with a few already onto booster jabs. What can we learn from this?

WHO backs Covid-19 booster jab for people with weak immune systems

The World Health Organization has recommended booster shots for people with weak immune systems as they are less likely to respond adequately to the standard course of vaccinations.

Iceland Suspends Moderna Covid Vaccine Over Heart-Inflammation Fears

"As the supply of Pfizer vaccine is sufficient in the territory ... the chief epidemiologist has decided not to use the Moderna vaccine in Iceland," said a statement published on the website of the Health Directorate.

Pfizer Seeks US Authorization Of Covid Vaccine For Ages 5-11

Children have been infected in greater numbers in the latest coronavirus wave driven by the Delta variant, and inoculating young people is seen as key to keeping schools open and helping end the pandemic.

Sweden halts use of Moderna’s Covid vaccine for younger adults amid concerns over rare heart inflammation side effect

The Swedish Public Health Agency has decided to suspend offering Moderna’s Covid vaccine to anyone born in 1991 and later for precautionary reasons, citing the slightly increased risk of heart inflammation following inoculation.

Sweden, Denmark pause Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for younger age groups

Sweden and Denmark said on Wednesday they are pausing the use of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for younger age groups after reports of possible rare cardiovascular side effects.

Spain To Give Third Dose Of Covid Vaccine To 70 Year-Olds

The National Public Health Commission has decided to offer the booster jab vaccinations from late October to elderly people who received a second vaccine dose more than six months ago, the ministry said in a statement.

Senior doctors urge secondary school pupils to get vaccinated

Advice follows death of healthy 15-year-old Jorja Halliday from Covid as infections rise in English schools

BioNTech CEO Says New Covid Vaccines Will Be Needed in 2022

The head of Germany’s BioNTech SE, which developed the first Covid-19 vaccine along with Pfizer Inc., said a new formula will probably be needed by mid-2022 to protect against future virus mutations.

Flu and Covid jabs safe to be given at same time, study finds

Clinical trial on joint flu, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccinations reported only mild to moderate side-effects

Half of young people willing to get Covid jab - study

Half of children and young people aged nine to 18 are willing or eager to be vaccinated against Covid, a large survey in England suggests.

Why Hong Kong will find it tough to buy more Covid-19 jabs

Countries such as Singapore and Israel have already started to administer a third jab to some citizens but Hong Kong is still conducting studies on such a move.

Joe Biden To Get Covid Vaccine Booster Shot: White House

Joe Biden will "receive a Covid-19 booster shot in line with" US government health authorities' guidelines, the White House said.

Hong Kong slow on the draw for Covid-19 booster shots. Here’s why

With no local cases for more than a month, third vaccine dose will bring little benefit, experts in Hong Kong agree.