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Minsa accepts recommendation to vaccinate pregnant women against COVID-19
The Ministry of Health of Panama will accept the recommendation of the Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SPOG), to offer all pregnant women the vaccine against COVID-19, both in public and private facilities in the country.
New batch of 87,550 doses of COVID-19 vaccine will arrive in Panama at 2:00 am this Wednesday
A new batch with a total of 87,550 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, will arrive in Panama early this Wednesday, the authorities of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) announced.
Just ONE dose of Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine slashes Covid hospitalisations for over-80s by 80%, English study says
A single dose of the Pzifer or AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 cuts the hospitalisation rate of those aged 80 years and older by 80 percent, Public Health England (PHE) officials said on Monday, citing a pre-print study.
Ecuador's health minister resigns after vaccine access scandal
Ecuador's health minister Juan Carlos Zevallos stepped down Friday, after his department allowed a university official receive a Covid-19 vaccine ahead of other priority groups.
Pfizer Covid Vaccine Reduces Transmission After One Dose
Researchers analysed results from thousands of COVID-19 tests carried out each week as part of hospital screenings of healthcare staff in Cambridge, eastern England.
Pfizer studies if 3rd vaccine jab is needed to counter COVID variants
The study aims to determine if an additional booster shot would rev up the immune system enough to ward off a mutated virus.
Phase 2 vaccination against COVID-19 will begin on March 4
The President of the Republic of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, announced that next Thursday, March 4, phase 2 of vaccination against COVID-19 will begin in the country.
New normal? 'Green Pass' opens music concert to vaccinated Israelis
It was an event that could set a precedent in a world longing for a return to normal - a music concert attended by scores of Israelis vaccinated against COVID-19.
Italian police fear black market sales of vaccines and scams
One year on from the confirmation of the first case of coronavirus in Italy, police are investigating Covid-19 vaccine procurement and fake drugs and vaccines to treat the virus
The One Area Where the U.S. COVID-19 Strategy Seems to Be Working
By spending lots of money and not worrying about liability, America is beating Europe in the vaccine race.
Pfizer Vaccine 95.8% Effective Against COVID-19: Israel Health Ministry
The health ministry said the jab was 99.2 percent effective against serious illness and 98.9 percent effective in preventing death.
Pfizer Says Its Coronavirus Vaccine Can Be Stored In Ordinary Freezers
The companies said they have asked the US Food and Drug Administration to allow for the vaccine to be stored for up to two weeks at minus 25 to minus 15 degrees Celsius (minus 13 to five degrees Fahrenheit), temperatures commonly found i...
A Few Covid Vaccine Recipients Developed a Rare Blood Disorder
A link to the vaccines is not certain, and investigations are underway in some reported cases.
Second batch of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines will arrive in Panama Tuesday midnight
The Chancellor of the Republic of Panama Erika Mouynes reported that the second batch of vaccines against COVID-19 will arrive in the country this Tuesday, February 16.
Twitter to remove COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy theories
Twitter announced on Wednesday that it will force people to remove tweets that contain false information about COVID-19 vaccines.
‘Shot Trips’ To Dubai, Florida, Tel Aviv, Havana: Covid-19 Vaccine Tourism Takes Off
It started in December 2020 with reports that Indian tour operators were eying up trips to London or New York to transport guests to parts of the world where they could get a Covid-19 vaccination.
Left out by EU, Balkan nations turn to Russia, China for vaccine
Nearly two months after the European Union started its vaccination campaigns, four out of six countries in the Western Balkans have yet to begin.
European Commission President Says Late Approval Of COVID-19 Vaccine Slowed Rollout
"We are still not where we want to be," Ursula von der Leyen told European Parliament lawmakers in Brussels on Wednesday.
A third suffer covid vaccine side effects, study finds
A new study suggests more than a third of people who receive their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine report some side effects - and a more frequent reaction in people who have had Covid "could be good news".
French COVID-19 Cases Fall As AstraZeneca Inoculations Start
The country registered 20,586 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, down from 22,139 the previous day and marking the third straight daily fall.
WHO ‘concerned’ COVID vaccines will not work on new variants
The European head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said he is “concerned” over whether COVID-19 vaccines will prove effective against new virus variants.
German minister criticises Von der Leyen over Covid vaccines 'disgrace'
Junior partner in Merkel-led coalition aims to capitalise on frustration over slow vaccine deployment
Joe Biden’s ‘America First’ Vaccine Strategy
Although the new administration has reversed many of the isolationist policies of its predecessor, the United States’ commitment to its own vaccine procurement remains unchanged.
Moscow gains new leverage with coronavirus vaccine breakthrough
Europe risks being caught short once again in its vaccine strategy.
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