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HMC starts Covid-19 vaccination campaign for housebound patients

HMC starts Covid-19 vaccination campaign for housebound patients

Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) Home Healthcare Service (HHS) has started administering the Covid-19 vaccine to its registered housebound patients to protect them against the disease.

Home quarantine proposed for returning children under 16

Home quarantine proposed for returning children under 16

If parents fully vaccinated against Covid-19 return from abroad with children ineligible for vaccination, it is under consideration to make them sign an undertaking to keep the children under home quarantine for seven days.

South Africa advisers back Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine after study

South Africa advisers back Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine after study

Two of the South African government's top advisers on Covid-19 backed Pfizer's vaccine on Friday, despite a study earlier this week showing that the dominant local coronavirus variant may reduce protective antibodies it triggers.

Pakistan lab expects Sputnik V doses for commercial sale in a week

Pakistan lab expects Sputnik V doses for commercial sale in a week

A Pakistani lab will soon receive Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine for commercial sale, a company official said on Sunday, making Pakistan one of the first countries to market shots privately as it scrambles to secure supplies.

Above 60 should get Covid vaccine urgently: MoPH

Above 60 should get Covid vaccine urgently: MoPH

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has urged all residents and citizens over 60 to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as soon as possible.

France recommends single vaccine dose for people who have had Covid

France recommends single vaccine dose for people who have had Covid

France on Friday recommended that people who have already recovered from Covid-19 receive a single vaccine dose, becoming the first country to issue such advice.

EU regulator begins real-time review of CureVac's Covid-19 vaccine

EU regulator begins real-time review of CureVac's Covid-19 vaccine

Europe's drugs regulator said on Friday it had launched a real-time review of CureVac's Covid-19 vaccine to speed up potential approvals and bring more shots to the region reeling from a surge in infections.

Access to Covid-19 vaccine critical in Middle East and Central Asia region's recovery: IMF

Access to Covid-19 vaccine critical in Middle East and Central Asia region's recovery: IMF

Access to the Covid-19 vaccine will play a critical role in the recovery ahead in the Middle East and Central Asia region, said Jihad Azour, director, Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

China approves Sinovac Biotech Covid-19 vaccine for general public use

China approves Sinovac Biotech Covid-19 vaccine for general public use

Sinovac Biotech said on Saturday that its unit's Covid-19 vaccine has been formally approved for use by the general public by China's medical products regulator.

Pakistan secures 17 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine through Covax

Pakistan secures 17 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine through Covax

Pakistan has secured 17 million doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine under a global scheme to deliver coronavirus treatments to developing nations, a government health official said on Saturday.

UN chief highlights India's vaccine production capacity as 'world's best asset'

UN chief highlights India's vaccine production capacity as 'world's best asset'

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has applauded India for its role in Covid-19 vaccine development highlighting that 'India's vaccine production capacity is one of the best assets the world has today'.

Delay vaccine second dose by 14 days in case of contact with Covid-19 patient: Dr al-Bayat

Delay vaccine second dose by 14 days in case of contact with Covid-19 patient: Dr al-Bayat

People who have had contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 should delay taking the second dose of the vaccine by 14 days from the date of contact, a senior Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) official has said.