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US Trial Finds AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine 79 Percent Effective, No Blood Clot Risk

  AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine is 80 percent effective at preventing the disease in the elderly and does not increase the risk of blood clots, the biotech firm said Monday, following its US phase III efficiency trials. It was 79 percent effective at preventing symptomatic Covid-19 in the overall population and 100 percent effective at preventing … Continue reading US Trial Finds AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine 79 Percent Effective, No Blood Clot Risk Read Full Story

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COVID-19: South Africa Sells Its AstraZeneca Vaccine Doses To AU

  South Africa has sold a million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for distribution in 14 fellow African nations, the health minister announced Sunday. South Africa last month suspended its vaccination programme, which had started with AstraZeneca jabs after doubts were raised over that vaccine’s efficacy against a local variant of Covid-19. Pretoria instead … Continue reading COVID-19: South Africa Sells Its AstraZeneca Vaccine Doses To AU Read Full Story

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US To Send Coronavirus Vaccines To Mexico, Canada

  The United States is preparing to send millions of doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to help neighboring Mexico and Canada, the White House said Thursday. President Joe Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, confirmed said that 2.5 million doses were being lined up for Mexico and 1.5 million for Canada. A total of seven … Continue reading US To Send Coronavirus Vaccines To Mexico, Canada Read Full Story

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COVID-19: Spain Halts Use Of AstraZeneca Vaccine

  Spain is suspending the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for at least a fortnight, the health minister said Monday, the latest European country to do so over blood clot fears. “We have decided to temporarily suspend (use of the AstraZeneca vaccine) as a precaution for at least the next two weeks,” Health Minister Carolina … Continue reading COVID-19: Spain Halts Use Of AstraZeneca Vaccine Read Full Story

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Countries Suspending AstraZeneca Vaccine Use

  A growing list of countries has suspended AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 shots amid fears over blood clots and other possible side effects, despite the company and the World Health Organization insisting there is no risk. Here’s a recap: – Suspending batches – Austria announced on March 8 that it had stopped administering a batch of the … Continue reading Countries Suspending AstraZeneca Vaccine Use Read Full Story

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New EU COVID-19 Vaccine Setback As AstraZeneca Announces Shortfall

  The European Union was faced with another setback in its coronavirus vaccination programme after AstraZeneca announced a shortfall, as countries across the world tried to step up their Covid-19 immunisation drives. The pharmaceutical company’s image had already taken a hit with several countries suspending the rollout of its vaccine over blood clot fears, though … Continue reading New EU COVID-19 Vaccine Setback As AstraZeneca Announces Shortfall Read Full Story

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COVID-19: Thailand Delays AstraZeneca Vaccine Roll-Out

  Thailand abruptly delayed its roll-out of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine on Friday, stopping Premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha from getting the first jab as several European nations suspended their programmes over blood clot fears. The kingdom was scheduled to start administering the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Friday, with Prayut expected to be filmed receiving the first injection. … Continue reading COVID-19: Thailand Delays AstraZeneca Vaccine Roll-Out Read Full Story

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Canada approves third Covid vaccine

Canadian authorities on Friday said they have approved a third Covid-19 vaccine, AstraZeneca. It joins the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna jabs. “Great news! Health Canada has approved the AstraZeneca vaccine,” tweeted Pablo Rodriguez, government leader in the House of Commons. VIDEO: DSS, police attempt to arrest Sunday Igboho on Ibadan-Lagos Expressway The government has ordered 20 […] Read Full Story

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NAFDAC approves AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

Friday Olokor, Abuja The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has approved the use of AstraZeneca Vaccine for use in Nigeria, it’s Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said on Thursday. With this development, Nigeria stands in a better position in the ongoing battle against the infection of Coronavirus pandemic among the global community. […] Read Full Story

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Egypt to receive AstraZeneca Covid vaccine Sunday

Egypt said Saturday the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca would arrive on Sunday. The Egyptian authority in charge of the acquisition of pharmaceuticals announced “the arrival of the first batch of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine tomorrow, Sunday January 31, 2021”, without specifying the number of doses. [READ ALSO] COVID-19: […] Read Full Story