Nigeria destroys over one million doses of donated AstraZeneca corona vaccine with short shelf life

Nigeria on Wednesday destroyed more than a million doses of expired AstraZeneca vaccines in a bid to assure a wary public that they have been taken out of circulation. The destruction came more than a week after health authorities said some COVID-19 doses donated by rich Western nations had a shelf life that left only… Read More Nigeria destroys over one million doses of donated AstraZeneca corona vaccine with short shelf life

Nigeria set to kick off mass coronavirus vaccination campaign

Nigeria will start a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign later this week, aiming to inoculate half of its targeted population by the end of January, government officials said. Africa’s most-populous country has a goal to vaccinate 111 million people to reach herd immunity. Under the initiative to start on Friday, 55 million doses or more than… Read More Nigeria set to kick off mass coronavirus vaccination campaign

South Korea to donate AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines to Vietnam and Thailand

South Korea will donate 1.1 mln doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam and 470,000 doses to Thailand, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Tuesday. The donations come as South Korea has administered nearly 80% of its 52 million population with at least one dose of a vaccine, KDCA said in… Read More South Korea to donate AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines to Vietnam and Thailand

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