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Clinical trial results show Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is safe for children aged between 5 to 11

New York: Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE on Monday announced results from a Phase 2/3 trial showing a favorable safety profile and robust neutralizing antibody responses in children 5 to 11 years of age using a two-dose regimen of 10 µg administered 21 days apart, a smaller dose than the 30 µg dose used for people 12 and older.

Only 2% of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in Africa

New York: More than 5.7 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but only 2% of them in Africa, said World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday.

North Korea rejects Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

UNICEF said on Thursday that North Korea has rejected around three million doses of a Chinese Covid-19 vaccine.

Vaccine inequity causes ‘dangerous divergence’ in COVID survival rates – UN agency heads

New York: The global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is progressing at “two alarmingly different speeds”, UN agency leaders said in a statement on Friday, noting that less than two per cent of adults are fully vaccinated in most low-income countries compared to almost 50 per cent in high-‑income nations.

Vaccine inequity causes ‘dangerous divergence’ in COVID survival rates – UN agency heads

New York: The global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is progressing at “two alarmingly different speeds”, UN agency leaders said in a statement on Friday, noting that less than two per cent of adults are fully vaccinated in most low-income countries compared to almost 50 per cent in high-‑income nations.

Zydus Cadila receives emergency approval for use on children above 12 years

New Delhi/IBNS: Zydus Cadila has received approval for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine, ZyCoV-D, from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to be administered on children and adults 12 years and above.

Spanish doctors call for vaccinating pregnant women against COVID-19 after three deaths reported

Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: Spanish doctors called on regional authorities to accelerate the immunization of pregnant women following three reported cases of fatalities from COVID-19 in the category during the last month.

Thai authorities planning to mix Oxford's AstraZeneca with China's Sinovac vaccine amid rising COVID-19 cases

Bangkok: Thailand authorities have decided to mix Oxford's AstraZeneca with China's Sinovac vaccine to combat rising COVID-19 cases in the country.

One dose of Sputnik V reduces mortality rate in people aged over 60 by 70-80 pc: Study

Buenos Aires/Sputnik: Even one dose of the Sputnik V or AstraZeneca vaccines against the coronavirus reduces the mortality rate in people aged over 60 years by 70-80 percent, a study the Argentine Ministry of Health said.

91 countries now offer COVID-19 vaccinations to refugees, says UNHCR

New York: UN refugee agency UNHCR, on Thursday welcomed the growing number of countries that have offered COVID-19 vaccines to refugees before urging others to do the same.

COVID-19 cases drop for seventh week, but deaths fall less slowly: WHO

New York: The number of new COVID-19 cases reported to the UN health agency has declined for seven weeks in a row, in what the top official there called on Monday “the longest sequence of weekly declines during the pandemic so far”.

WHO warns of ‘two-track pandemic’ as cases decline but vaccine inequity persists

New York: Even though COVID-19 cases and deaths have declined in recent weeks, the world is facing a “two-track pandemic”, the UN’s top health official said on Monday in his ongoing campaign to get more vaccines to developing countries.

Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccines approved in the Maldives

Authorities in the Maldives have given emergency use approval to Covid-19 vaccines of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson--both of them are already approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).

J&K to get 6 lakh vaccine doses in June: Govt

J&K Government on Monday said that over 6 lakh doses of vaccine were expected to be available in June and that vaccination would be expedited across age groups.

Jammu and Kashmir: Police organises vaccination awareness programme at Handwara

Srinagar: A Police-public interaction meeting-cum-Covid vaccination awareness programme was held at Police Station Vilgam in Hamdwara on Saturday, Police said.