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South Africa suspends vaccinations as worries grow over AstraZeneca shot

South Africa suspends vaccinations as worries grow over AstraZeneca shot

South Africa suspended the start of its AstraZeneca inoculation programme over concerns the shot does not work on a new variant, with WHO experts due to meet Monday to discuss the vaccine already facing questions about its efficacy for over-65s.

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.

Pakistan to start Covid-19 vaccination drive next week

Pakistan to start Covid-19 vaccination drive next week

Pakistan will launch its Covid-19 vaccination drive next week, starting with front-line health workers, a government minister said on Wednesday

S.Korea reviews AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, expands ban on gatherings

S.Korea reviews AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, expands ban on gatherings

South Korea is reviewing AstraZeneca's request for approval of its coronavirus vaccine, as it expands a ban on private gatherings of more than four people to the whole country with daily cases topping more than 1,000 in four days.

India's drugs experts approve AstraZeneca, local Covid vaccines

India's drugs experts approve AstraZeneca, local Covid vaccines

Experts at India's drugs regulator have recommended for emergency use two coronavirus vaccines, one developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and the other backed by a state-run institute, the government said on Saturday

AstraZeneca vaccine set to become first to get approval in India: sources

AstraZeneca vaccine set to become first to get approval in India: sources

India's drug regulator is set to approve on Friday a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for emergency use, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Malaysia to get AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, follows Pfizer-BioNTech deal

Malaysia to get AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, follows Pfizer-BioNTech deal

Malaysia said on Saturday it has secured coronavirus vaccine from AstraZeneca PLC, on the heels of news it will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in February as it grapples with a surge in infections.

AstraZeneca to use part of Russian Covid vaccine in trials

AstraZeneca to use part of Russian Covid vaccine in trials

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca's Russian branch said Friday it would use part of Russia's homemade Sputnik V vaccine in further clinical trials, a major sign of recognition for a jab that has been viewed with scepticism by the West.

India's Serum Institute seeks emergency use nod for AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine candidate

India's Serum Institute seeks emergency use nod for AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine candidate

Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine producer by volume, has sought emergency use authorization in the country for AstraZeneca Plc's Covid-19 vaccine candidate, its chief executive officer 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.

Philippines, private firms to sign vaccine supply deal with AstraZeneca

Philippines, private firms to sign vaccine supply deal with AstraZeneca

The Philippines is set to sign a supply agreement for AstraZeneca's potential Covid-19 vaccine on Friday, the first such deal in a country aiming to further reopen its economy that has been ravaged by the pandemic.