COVID-19 vaccine confidence grows as side effect worries fade

COVID-19 vaccine confidence grows as side effect worries fade
LONDON (Reuters) - Confidence in COVID-19 vaccines is growing, with people’s willingness to have the shots increasing as they are rolled out across the world and concerns about possible side effects are fading, a 14-country survey showed on Friday.Co-led by Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) and the polling firm YouGov, the… Read More

EU targets vaccine production capacity of 2-3 billion doses/year by end-2021 paper

EU targets vaccine production capacity of 2-3 billion doses/year by end-2021 paper
FILE PHOTO: A health worker receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Madrid, Spain, February 4, 2021. REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File PhotoMILAN (Reuters) - The European Union aims to increase the region’s COVID-19 vaccine production capacity to 2-3 billion doses per year by the end of 2021, Industry Commissioner Thierry Breton was quoted as saying… Read More

Canada vaccine committee advises against AstraZeneca vaccine for 65+

Canada vaccine committee advises against AstraZeneca vaccine for 65+
TORONTO, March 1 (Reuters) - Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization released new guidelines on Monday that advise against vaccinating people who are 65 years and older with AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, citing lack of information about efficacy in that age group.The vaccine was authorized for people who are 18 and older by drug regulator Health… Read More

UK’s Sunak says vaccine passport idea might help the economy

UK’s Sunak says vaccine passport idea might help the economy
A woman receives a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine inside a bus modified into a mobile vaccination centre for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Thamesmead, London, Britain, February 14, 2021. REUTERS/Henry NichollsLONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Rishi Sunak said the idea of giving people vaccine passports or certificates to allow them to enter… Read More