Israel says children aged five to eleven eligible for coronavirus vaccination

Israel said on Sunday that children aged five to 11 would be eligible for vaccination against COVID-19, and that a starting date for the campaign would be made public within days. The decision, announced by the Health Ministry, followed approval by its expert panel on vaccinations last week, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration… Read More Israel says children aged five to eleven eligible for coronavirus vaccination

Australia pledges over three million doses of coronavirus vaccine to Cambodia

Australia has pledged more than three million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Cambodia, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday, which would help the Southeast nation give booster shots to its people. The assurance came during a visit by Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne aimed at expanding bilateral ties. Cambodia has vaccinated 87% of its more… Read More Australia pledges over three million doses of coronavirus vaccine to Cambodia

African Union plans to buy up to 110 million doses of Moderna coronavirus vaccine

The African Union (AU) intends to buy up to 110 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna Inc in an arrangement brokered in part by the White House, which will defer delivery of some doses intended for the United States to facilitate the deal, officials said. The AU’s doses will be delivered over the coming… Read More African Union plans to buy up to 110 million doses of Moderna coronavirus vaccine

South Korea to donate AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines to Vietnam and Thailand

South Korea will donate 1.1 mln doses of AstraZeneca‚Äôs 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

Moderna to invest $500million to build vaccine factory in Africa

Moderna plans to invest up to $500 million to build a factory in Africa to make up to 500 million doses of mRNA vaccines each year, including its COVID-19 shot, as pressure grows on the pharmaceutical industry to manufacture drugs on the continent. African countries and the World Health Organization (WHO) have been urging drugmakers… Read More Moderna to invest $500million to build vaccine factory in Africa

Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi receives first dose of Moderna coronavirus vaccine

Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi has received his first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the government said on Monday, after a six-month wait caused by his unwillingness to take the AstraZeneca shot. Democratic Republic of Congo has officially reported 56,000 cases and 1,066 deaths from the coronavirus, though test rates are low in the country… Read More Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi receives first dose of Moderna coronavirus vaccine

Venezuela receives first batch of coronavirus vaccines through COVAX scheme

Venezuela has received its first batch of coronavirus vaccines through the COVAX mechanism intended for poor countries, the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Tuesday, after months of delays the government attributed to U.S. sanctions. The South American country has received 693,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China’s Sinovac Biotech, the first of… Read More Venezuela receives first batch of coronavirus vaccines through COVAX scheme