Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Topic: Vaccine

Astrazeneca withdraws Covid vaccine, weeks after report on rare side effects

Weeks after admitting that its Covid vaccine can cause rare side effects, AstraZeneca Tuesday announced that it is withdrawing the Oxford-AstraZeneca novel coronavirus shot worldwide.

Global disparity in access to essential vaccines, finds WHO report

Limited supply and unequal vaccine distribution means that lower-income countries consistently struggle to access essential inoculations in demand by wealthier countries, according to the latest Global Vaccine Market Report, released on Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Monkeypox vaccine: WHO urges countries to share data on effectiveness

As Monkeypox cases reach over 18,000 in 78 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, recommended targeted vaccination for those exposed to someone infected and those at high risk of exposure, including health workers, laboratory workers and people with multiple sexual partners.

COVID fuels slowest rate of childhood vaccination in 30 years, leaving millions at risk

Official data published by UN agencies on Friday shows the largest sustained decline in childhood vaccination rates in approximately 30 years, with 25 million infants missing out on lifesaving shots.

Vaccines prevented over 42 lakh COVID deaths in india in 2021: Lancet Study

According to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, COVID-19 vaccines prevented over 42 lakh potential deaths in India in 2021.

South African scientists replicate Moderna vaccine

South African scientists have created a close replica of Moderna's mRNA-based coronavirus vaccine without any assistance from the U.S. pharmaceutical giant, a development that could have massive implications for the fight against global vaccine apartheid.