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

UK AstraZeneca vaccine factory evacuated over suspicious package

A suspicious package at an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine plant in Wales which forced a temporary suspension of manufacturing has been made safe and production schedules of the shots have not been affected, the company Wockhardt UK said on Wednesday. The Wockhardt plant in Wrexham provides so-called fill-and-finish capacity for AstraZeneca’s UK supply chain, which is… Read More UK AstraZeneca vaccine factory evacuated over suspicious package

Pakistan approves AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use in Pakistan, the health minister said on Saturday, making it the first coronavirus vaccine to get the green light for use in the South Asian country. Pakistan, which is seeing rising numbers of coronavirus infections, said its vaccines would be procured from multiple sources. “DRAP granted… Read More Pakistan approves AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

Kenya orders 24 million doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Kenya has ordered 24 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and expects them to start arriving in the second week of February, its health minister said. The East African nation of around 47 million people has so far reported 97,398 cases of COVID-19 and 1,694 deaths. Its economy is also reeling from… Read More Kenya orders 24 million doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Morocco approves use of AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccine

Morocco’s health ministry on Wednesday approved the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for emergency use, Health Minister Khalid Ait Taleb said. Morocco had announced it plans to launch a free vaccination campaign targeting 25 million people, or 80% of its population. The country has ordered 66 million doses from AstraZeneca and China’s… Read More Morocco approves use of AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccine

India approves use of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

India’s drug regulator on Friday approved a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for emergency use, two sources with knowledge of the matter said. The decision clears the vaccine’s rollout in the world’s second-most populous country which, after the United States, has the highest number of COVID-19 infections. India wants to start administering… Read More India approves use of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Britain approves use of AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccine

Britain on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve a coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca as it battles a major winter surge driven by a new, highly contagious variant of the virus. AstraZeneca said the authorisation was for a two dose regime, and that the vaccine had been approved… Read More Britain approves use of AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccine