European Union demands immediate access to AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines made in Britain

European Union lawyers on Wednesday demanded AstraZeneca immediately deliver COVID-19 vaccines from its factories in Britain, in a move that risks reigniting a spat with London over scarce vaccine supplies. The call came in the opening hearing of the European Commission’s legal case in Brussels against the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker over supply delays. AstraZeneca has missed… Read More European Union demands immediate access to AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines made in Britain

India gives 1.2 million free doses of AstraZeneca to Bangladesh

India gave 1.2 million free doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Bangladesh on Saturday, its foreign minister said, as Dhaka urged New Delhi to maintain a regular supply of shots to battle the pandemic. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the offering at the end of a two-day tour of Bangladesh to celebrate its… Read More India gives 1.2 million free doses of AstraZeneca to Bangladesh

Thailand approves quarantine waiver for vaccinated tourists

Thai authorities on Friday agreed to allow foreigners inoculated against the coronavirus to travel to its biggest holiday island without undergoing quarantine, and announced a new order for five million more doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine. With arrival numbers plummeting this past year, tourism-reliant Thailand is racing to secure vaccines for its population and reopen the… Read More Thailand approves quarantine waiver for vaccinated tourists

Spain to resume use of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Spain will resume administering AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine from next Wednesday, Health Minister Carolina Darias said on Thursday. “The decision was taken unanimously as the benefits outweighed the risks, in line with the findings from the European Medicines Agency,” Darias told a news briefing after a meeting with regional health chiefs on the subject. Spain and… Read More Spain to resume use of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

U.S. to send four million doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Mexico and Canada in loan deal

The United States plans to send roughly 4 million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine that it is not using to Mexico and Canada in loan deals with the two countries, an administration official said on Thursday. Mexico will receive 2.5 million doses of the vaccine and Canada is to receive 1.5 million doses, the official… Read More U.S. to send four million doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Mexico and Canada in loan deal

Sweden suspends use of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Sweden’s health agency said on Tuesday it was pausing vaccinations against COVID-19 using AstraZeneca’s vaccine as a precautionary measure. Germany, France and Italy said on Monday they would stop administering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine after several countries reported possible serious side-effects while the World Health Organization has said there was no proven link. “The Swedish… Read More Sweden suspends use of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Spain halts usage of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Spain will stop using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for at least two weeks, the government said on Monday, joining a growing list of European countries putting the brakes on the shot over concerns about possible side effects. Earlier on Monday France, Germany and Italy joined Denmark, Norway and several others in halting use of the drug… Read More Spain halts usage of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

France joins in halt of usage of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Germany, France and Italy said on Monday they would stop administering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine after several countries reported possible serious side-effects, throwing Europe’s already struggling vaccination campaign into disarray. Denmark and Norway stopped giving the shot last week after reporting isolated cases of bleeding, blood clots and a low platelet count. Iceland and Bulgaria… Read More France joins in halt of usage of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine