Malaysia begins coronavirus vaccination programme as PM Muhyiddin Yassin receives first shot

Malaysia on Wednesday launched its COVID-19 inoculation programme, which authorities hope will rein in a spike in infections and help revive an economy that recorded its worst slump in over two decades last year. Malaysia has set an ambitious target of vaccinating at least 80% of its 32 million people by February next year. Prime… Read More Malaysia begins coronavirus vaccination programme as PM Muhyiddin Yassin receives first shot

Dubai to kick off coronavirus inoculation with Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

Dubai will start inoculating people with the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech for free from Wednesday, the emirate’s government said, joining Saudi Arabia which last week became the first Arab country to begin using this vaccine. The move comes after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain earlier this month rolled out a… Read More Dubai to kick off coronavirus inoculation with Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

U.S. FDA approves emergency use of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

The United States said it authorized the use of Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, with the first inoculations expected within days, marking a turning point in a country where the pandemic has killed more than 295,000 people. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency use authorization for the vaccine, developed with German… Read More U.S. FDA approves emergency use of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

Hackers access Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine data in Europe

U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said on Wednesday that documents related to development of their COVID-19 vaccine had been “unlawfully accessed” in a cyberattack on Europe’s medicines regulator. The European Medicines Agency (EMA), which assesses medicines and vaccines for the European Union, said hours earlier it had been targeted in a cyberattack.… Read More Hackers access Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine data in Europe

UK issues warning to people with severe allergies to avoid Pfizer coronavirus vaccine following adverse reactions

Britain’s medicine regulator has advised that people with a history of significant allergic reactions do not get Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine after two people reported adverse effects on the first day of rollout. Britain began mass vaccinating its population on Tuesday in a global drive that poses one of the biggest logistical challenges in peacetime history,… Read More UK issues warning to people with severe allergies to avoid Pfizer coronavirus vaccine following adverse reactions

British grandma Margaret Keenan becomes first person outside trial to receive Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old grandmother from Northern Ireland, became the first person in the world on Tuesday to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shot outside of a trial as Britain began vaccinating its population. An early riser, Keenan received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at her local hospital in Coventry, central England, on Tuesday morning at 0631… Read More British grandma Margaret Keenan becomes first person outside trial to receive Pfizer coronavirus vaccine