South Africa’s Biovac to begin production of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in early 2022

South Africa’s Biovac Institute will start making Pfizer-BioNTech’s, COVID-19 vaccine early next year after receiving the drug substance from Europe, a Pfizer executive said on Monday. Biovac’s “fill and finish” deal with Pfizer, announced in July, will make it one of the few companies processing COVID-19 shots in Africa, where many countries have struggled to… Read More South Africa’s Biovac to begin production of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in early 2022

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

Israel, South Korea agree to coronavirus vaccine exchange deal

Israel agreed on Monday to provide about 700,000 expiring doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine to South Korea, the Haaretz newspaper reported, citing Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. Delivery of the doses is to begin later in July, and as part of the deal Israel will receive in September and October an identical number of Pfizer… Read More Israel, South Korea agree to coronavirus vaccine exchange deal

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern receives first shot of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern received her first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, as the country steps up efforts to inoculate its population. The Pacific island nation shut its borders and used tough lockdown measures to become one of the few countries to have virtually eliminated COVID-19 in the community, but the government… Read More New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern receives first shot of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

Sri Lanka approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

Sri Lanka on Saturday approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in Sri Lanka, as the island nation battles a third wave of the virus, while suffering a restricted supply of vaccines from neighboring India. Dr. Sudharshani Fernandopulle, the minister overseeing the fight against the epidemic, said in a statement the government would order 5… Read More Sri Lanka approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

Pfizer begins exportation of U.S.-made coronavirus vaccine to other countries

Pfizer Inc’s shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico this week includes doses made in its U.S. plant, the first of what are expected to be ongoing exports of its shots from the United States, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The vaccine shipment, produced at Pfizer’s Kalamazoo, Michigan plant, marks the first… Read More Pfizer begins exportation of U.S.-made coronavirus vaccine to other countries

Britain orders for sixty million doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

Britain will buy 60 million more doses of Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, health minister Matt Hancock said, in a deal that more than doubles the country’s supply of the shot ahead of a booster programme later this year. Britain has now ordered a total of 100 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, one of three COVID-19… Read More Britain orders for sixty million doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine