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Brazilian partner said CoronaVac was 50 per cent effective, but Sinovac tries to clarify the data and says it will double production capacity in February.Brazilian partner said CoronaVac was 50 per cent effective, but Sinovac tries to clarify the data and says it will double production capacity in February.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has received the first shot of a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine after the country approved it for emergency useIndonesian President Joko Widodo has received the first shot of a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine after the country approved it for emergency use

Indonesia starts mass COVID vaccinations over vast territory - The Washington Post

THE NHS Covid vaccine is open to certain people as the nation's biggest immunisation programme gets underway. But can you book your Covid vaccine online?THE NHS Covid vaccine is open to certain people as the nation's biggest immunisation programme gets underway. But can you book your Covid vaccine online?

NHS Covid vaccine booking: Can you book a vaccine online? Scam warning | UK | News | Express.co.uk

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday received the first shot of a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine after Indonesia approved it for emergency use and began efforts to vaccine millions of people in ...

Indonesia starts mass COVID-19 vaccinations with president

Singapore started vaccinating healthcare workers on Dec. 30, becoming one of the first Asian countries to start its coronavirus inoculation programme. The nation of 5.7 million people has been reporting relatively very few local cases in recent months and fatalities are among the world's lowest, with just 29 coronavirus-related deaths. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong received his first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine last week.Singapore started vaccinating healthcare workers on Dec. 30, becoming one of the first Asian countries to start its coronavirus inoculation programme. The nation of 5.7 million people has been reporting relatively very few local cases in recent months and fatalities are among the world's lowest, with just 29 coronavirus-related deaths. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong received his first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine last week.

Singapore says ramping up COVID-19 vaccination drive | Health

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/MALAYSIA (UPDATE 1):UPDATE 1-Malaysia to study Sinovac clinical trial data before approving vaccineHEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/MALAYSIA (UPDATE 1):UPDATE 1-Malaysia to study Sinovac clinical trial data before approving vaccine

Malaysia to study Sinovac clinical trial data before ...

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has started shipping COVID-19 vaccines to multiple cities, four days ahead of a nationwide inoculation drive.NEW DELHI (AP) — India has started shipping COVID-19 vaccines to multiple cities, four days ahead of a nationwide inoculation drive.

Asia Today: India starts shipping COVID-19 vaccine to cities | World | martinsvillebulletin.com

Orange County Supervisors are working to streamline the coronavirus vaccination process through the Othena App and an educational campaign.Orange County Supervisors are working to streamline the coronavirus vaccination process through the Othena App and an educational campaign.

First Hurdle: Getting Residents To Vaccinate In Orange County

California turns stadiums into COVID-19 vaccination centers

RIO DE JANEIRO — A coronavirus vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac showed “general efficacy” of 50.4% in a late-stage trial in Brazil, the company’s local…

Brazil researchers report more modest 50.4% efficacy for China's CoronaVac | National Post

By Stanley Widianto JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian doctors have suffered one of the world's highest death rates from the coronavirus, but that has not stopped some from voicing concerns over the vaccination campaign. Nearly 1.5 million health workers are first in line to be immunised in the world's fourth most populous country after it became the first outside China to start mass vaccinations with Chinese company Sinovac Biotech's CoronaVac. I'm not rejecting vaccines, I'm rejecting Sinovac's, said Yusdeny Lanasakti, an East Java doctor who is worried about the vaccine's efficacy. The vaccine was 50.4% effective in a Brazilian trial, researchers said on Tuesday. Indonesia approved it for emergency use based on interim data showing 65.3% efficacy. Turkish researchers provided an interim figure of 91.25%. Sinovac did not respond immediately to a request for comment. Bambang Heriyanto, corporate secretary of Bio Farma, the Indonesian company involved in the trials, said the Brazilian data still topped the World Health Organization's benchmark of 50%, however. The Indonesian Medical Association, which says at least 259 Indonesian doctors died of COVID-19 by Saturday, is also encouraging use of the vaccine in the country of 270 million. We could reduce the high number of deaths among doctors and medical workers, said its head, Daeng M. Faqih. Indonesian doctors' deaths amount to more than a third of India's 736 such fatalities, but India has more than five times as many people, with six times as many virus deaths as the 24,434 recorded in Indonesia from 846,765 infections. QUESTIONS Dominicus Husada, a pediatrician in East Java, told Reuters he was ready for vaccination but added, There are a few aspects that have not been answered, like how long immunity lasts and how it lessens over time. Doctors wanted more information to assuage concerns, said Tri Maharani, another East Java doctor, who has already had COVID-19 and so will not get the vaccine. Dicky Budiman, an epidemiologist at Australia's Griffith University, added, If there is doubt among health professionals, this means there are root issues. These may include a strategy that is not optimal, or information supplied by the government that is not enough for professionals, particularly regarding benefits and risks, he added. Siti Nadia Tarmizi, a senior health ministry official, said there would be no sanctions for doctors who refused vaccination, but urged medical workers not to be wary. Most nurses are ready for vaccination, said Harif Fadhillah, who heads the Indonesian Nurses Association. Scepticism over vaccines is an additional challenge for Indonesia in its plan to inoculate more than 180 million people living across thousands of islands over the next 15 months. A December poll showed just 37% of Indonesians were willing to be vaccinated while 40% would consider it and 17% refuse. Sinovac is Indonesia's biggest vaccine supplier, but it has also secured doses from AstraZeneca and some from Pfizer and its partner BioNTech, which has shown efficacy of more than 95%. To try to spur participation in the campaign, President Joko Widodo got the Sinovac vaccine on Wednesday. But Agnes Christie Supangkat, a doctor in Jakarta, the capital, said she was not convinced and would not be getting vaccinated. It seems it is being rushed to suppress the pandemic, but only a few trials have been done, she said. (Additional reporting by Abhirup Roy in New Delhi; Editing by Matthew Tostevin and Clarence Fernandez)By Stanley Widianto JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian doctors have suffered one of the world's highest death rates from the coronavirus, but that has not stopped some from voicing concerns over the vaccination campaign. Nearly 1.5 million health workers are first in line to be immunised in the world's fourth most populous country after it became the first outside China to start mass vaccinations with Chinese company Sinovac Biotech's CoronaVac. "I'm not rejecting vaccines, I'm rejecting Sinovac's," said Yusdeny Lanasakti, an East Java doctor who is worried about the vaccine's efficacy. The vaccine was 50.4% effective in a Brazilian trial, researchers said on Tuesday. Indonesia approved it for emergency use based on interim data showing 65.3% efficacy. Turkish researchers provided an interim figure of 91.25%. Sinovac did not respond immediately to a request for comment. Bambang Heriyanto, corporate secretary of Bio Farma, the Indonesian company involved in the trials, said the Brazilian data still topped the World Health Organization's benchmark of 50%, however. The Indonesian Medical Association, which says at least 259 Indonesian doctors died of COVID-19 by Saturday, is also encouraging use of the vaccine in the country of 270 million. "We could reduce the high number of deaths among doctors and medical workers," said its head, Daeng M. Faqih. Indonesian doctors' deaths amount to more than a third of India's 736 such fatalities, but India has more than five times as many people, with six times as many virus deaths as the 24,434 recorded in Indonesia from 846,765 infections. QUESTIONS Dominicus Husada, a pediatrician in East Java, told Reuters he was ready for vaccination but added, "There are a few aspects that have not been answered, like how long immunity lasts and how it lessens over time." Doctors wanted more information to assuage concerns, said Tri Maharani, another East Java doctor, who has already had COVID-19 and so will not get the vaccine. Dicky Budiman, an epidemiologist at Australia's Griffith University, added, "If there is doubt among health professionals, this means there are root issues." These may include a strategy that is not optimal, or information supplied by the government that is not enough for professionals, particularly regarding benefits and risks, he added. Siti Nadia Tarmizi, a senior health ministry official, said there would be no sanctions for doctors who refused vaccination, but urged medical workers not to be wary. Most nurses are ready for vaccination, said Harif Fadhillah, who heads the Indonesian Nurses Association. Scepticism over vaccines is an additional challenge for Indonesia in its plan to inoculate more than 180 million people living across thousands of islands over the next 15 months. A December poll showed just 37% of Indonesians were willing to be vaccinated while 40% would consider it and 17% refuse. Sinovac is Indonesia's biggest vaccine supplier, but it has also secured doses from AstraZeneca and some from Pfizer and its partner BioNTech, which has shown efficacy of more than 95%. To try to spur participation in the campaign, President Joko Widodo got the Sinovac vaccine on Wednesday. But Agnes Christie Supangkat, a doctor in Jakarta, the capital, said she was not convinced and would not be getting vaccinated. "It seems it is being rushed to suppress the pandemic, but only a few trials have been done," she said. (Additional reporting by Abhirup Roy in New Delhi; Editing by Matthew Tostevin and Clarence Fernandez)

The centre will operate in Birmingham from the week starting January 25.The centre will operate in Birmingham from the week starting January 25.

Asda branch to host in-store NHS Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination centre | Chard & Ilminster News

Asda will become the first supermarket to offer Covid vaccinations in-store, as the UK expands its vaccine rollout.Asda will become the first supermarket to offer Covid vaccinations in-store, as the UK expands its vaccine rollout.

Asda to offer first in-store supermarket Covid vaccinations - here’s how it will work | Belper News

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Pregnant women won’t be part of the rollout of the coronavirus vaccination until there’s better evidence of safe dosages.Pregnant women won’t be part of the rollout of the coronavirus vaccination until there’s better evidence of safe dosages.

Pregnant women excluded from COVID vaccine plan | Daily Mercury

Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi and health bosses crucial to the jabs programme will also be questioned.Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi and health bosses crucial to the jabs programme will also be questioned.

Boris Johnson and health chiefs to face questions on coronavirus vaccine rollout | Stroud News and Journal

Shoppers will be able to get a jab thanks to a collaboration with the NHSShoppers will be able to get a jab thanks to a collaboration with the NHS

Asda to offer first in-store Covid vaccinations in UK this month - Cambridgeshire Live

REGULAR supplies of Covid vaccine are now being received in North Yorkshire - as the area is affected particularly badly by the new, more contagious… REGULAR supplies of Covid vaccine are now being received in North Yorkshire - as the area is affected particularly badly by the new, more contagious…

Regular supplies of Covid vaccine now being received in North Yorkshire | Glasgow Times

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's Disneyland, which has remained closed since March, will become the first large site to provide COVID-19 vaccinations in Orange County, California, government officials announced late on Monday. Disneyland will be the(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's Disneyland, which has remained closed since March, will become the first large site to provide COVID-19 vaccinations in Orange County, California, government officials announced late on Monday. Disneyland will be the

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Sinovac’s shot, is fuelling skepticism over Chinese vaccines, which have disclosed less safety and testing information than western front-runners.Sinovac’s shot, is fuelling skepticism over Chinese vaccines, which have disclosed less safety and testing information than western front-runners.

How effective is China's Sinovac Covid vaccine? Data gives four different answers

Sinovac’s shot, is fuelling skepticism over Chinese vaccines, which have disclosed less safety and testing information than western front-runners.Sinovac’s shot, is fuelling skepticism over Chinese vaccines, which have disclosed less safety and testing information than western front-runners.

How effective is China's Sinovac Covid vaccine? Data gives four different answers

Walgreens is currently delivering vaccinations to long-term care facilities and we'll have vaccines for the public sometime in 2021.Walgreens is currently delivering vaccinations to long-term care facilities and we'll have vaccines for the public sometime in 2021.

COVID-19 vaccines - Odessa American: Local News

President Joko Widodo became the first person to receive the CoronaVac shot in Indonesia. “Vaccination is important to break the chain of COVID-19 transmission and give protection to us and safety to every Indonesian and help accelerate economic recovery,” President Widodo said.President Joko Widodo became the first person to receive the CoronaVac shot in Indonesia. “Vaccination is important to break the chain of COVID-19 transmission and give protection to us and safety to every Indonesian and help accelerate economic recovery,” President Widodo said.

COVID-19 Vaccination Drive Kicks Off in Indonesia, President Joko Widodo Gets First Shot of China's CoronaVac in Country

First consignment of COVID-19 vaccines reaches Lucknow airport

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union said on Tuesday it had concluded exploratory talks with the French drugmaker Valneva for the supply of up to 60 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Valneva is the eighth pharmaceutical firmBRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union said on Tuesday it had concluded exploratory talks with the French drugmaker Valneva for the supply of up to 60 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Valneva is the eighth pharmaceutical firm

EU wraps preliminary talks to buy 60 million Valneva COVID vaccines | World | News | The Telegram

Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I’ve had the virus?Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I’ve had the virus?

Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I've had the virus? | National News | journalnow.com

Late-stage trials in Brazil show the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine Sinovac to be 50.38% effective, nearly 30 percentage points below the initial resultsLate-stage trials in Brazil show the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine Sinovac to be 50.38% effective, nearly 30 percentage points below the initial results

China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine less effective than initially thought - Citizentv.co.ke

Chinese vaccine developer Sinovac Biotech CEO Yin Weidong said the low efficacy rate of 50.38% from its final-stage trial in Brazil is due to trial participants being medical workers facing a high risk of contracting Covid-19Chinese vaccine developer Sinovac Biotech CEO Yin Weidong said the low efficacy rate of 50.38% from its final-stage trial in Brazil is due to trial participants being medical workers facing a high risk of contracting Covid-19

China vaccine’s low efficacy due to high-risk group: Sinovac CEO Yin Weidong

Lucknow, Jan 12 : The first lot of Covid vaccines reached the Lucknow airport on Tuesday evening from Pune.According to official sources, the vaccines,Lucknow, Jan 12 : The first lot of Covid vaccines reached the Lucknow airport on Tuesday evening from Pune.According to official sources, the vaccines,

Covid vaccine consignment arrives in Lucknow

Days before a global rollout kicks off with the President of Indonesia receiving the Sinovac Biotech Ltd. vaccine on live television, uncertainty swirls over the efficacy of the leading Chinese shot, for which four different protection rate numbers have been released in recent weeks.

China’s Covid Shot Has Four Wildly Different Efficacy Rates

The Disneyland Resort in California, will be re-opening to guests but not for rides and attractions but as the first "super" COVID-19 vaccination site.The Disneyland Resort in California, will be re-opening to guests but not for rides and attractions but as the first "super" COVID-19 vaccination site.

Disneyland to re-open as 'super' vaccination site | The Post Millennial

The Disneyland Resort in California, will be re-opening to guests but not for rides and attractions but as the first "super" COVID-19 vaccination site.The Disneyland Resort in California, will be re-opening to guests but not for rides and attractions but as the first "super" COVID-19 vaccination site.

Disneyland to re-open as 'super' vaccination site | The Post Millennial - News, Politics, Culture, and Lifestyle

The group is also asking the governor to stop limiting school funding to schools based on attendance.The group is also asking the governor to stop limiting school funding to schools based on attendance.

Texas State Teachers Association continues push to have school employees added to vaccine priority list | kvue.com

COVID-19 has claimed seven more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,575.COVID-19 has claimed seven more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,575.

Gov. Greg Abbott told healthcare providers to give out all the vaccines they have — and not to hold on to them to make sure people get their second doses, because more doses are on the way.Gov. Greg Abbott told healthcare providers to give out all the vaccines they have — and not to hold on to them to make sure people get their second doses, because more doses are on the way.

Gov. Greg Abbott Tells Healthcare Providers: Don't Wait To Vaccinate Against COVID-19 | KERA News

UK health authorities say they will ramp up their COVID-19 vaccination program to at least 2 million jabs a week.UK health authorities say they will ramp up their COVID-19 vaccination program to at least 2 million jabs a week.

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New Delhi:  The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that it is prepared to roll out the coronavirus vaccine by January 13, paving way for massNew Delhi:  The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that it is prepared to roll out the coronavirus vaccine by January 13, paving way for mass

Ready To Roll Out Vaccine By Jan 13, Says Health Ministry | Nation

New Delhi:  The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that it is prepared to roll out the coronavirus vaccine by January 13, paving way for massNew Delhi:  The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that it is prepared to roll out the coronavirus vaccine by January 13, paving way for mass

Ready To Roll Out Vaccine By Jan 13, Says Health Ministry | Nation