Egypt, under the accelerated procedure, has registered the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, according to the country's drug administration. "The authority has granted licenses for emergency use of two vaccines — Sputnik V and AstraZeneca/AZD1222," the authority said in a statement, specifying that the latter was imported from South Korea. According to the authority, the vaccines passed through the necessary estimate procedures in the health body's laboratories to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Egypt granted emergency use authorization to Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 , the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Wednesday, confirming information provided by the Egyptian Drug Authority. "Egypt is the 35th country in the world to approve Sputnik V. It is also the most populated country in the Middle East with over 100 million people. Egyptian Drug Authority has approved the vaccine under the emergency use authorization procedure," RDIF said in … [Read more...] about Egypt Registers Russia’s Sputnik V Coronavirus Vaccine
(CBS/CNN) — Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate begins Phase 3 trials in the United States Wednesday, including at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Trials for the single-dose vaccine will include up to 60,000 adult participants at nearly 215 sites in the US and internationally. Phase 3 trials will begin immediately, with the first participants receiving doses on Wednesday, Johnson & Johnson Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Paul Stoffels said on a call with reporters. The vaccine candidate was developed by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. READ MORE: Life Threatening Injuries After Several People Hit On High Street In Boston Johnson & Johnson is now the fourth company to begin large-scale clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine in the United States, behind Moderna in Cambridge, Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca. While the other vaccine candidates require two doses, Johnson & Johnson’s candidate will … [Read more...] about Johnson & Johnson’s Coronavirus Vaccine Enters Phase 3 Trial With Beth Israel
Two Baton Rouge Walmarts will begin offering coronavirus vaccines, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome said Wednesday. The store at 9350 Cortana Place and 14507 Plank Road will offer the vaccines from Feb. 25 to March 1, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. An appointment is needed: You can sign up online at www.walmart.com/COVIDvaccine. Those who get an appointment should bring an ID, proof of vaccine eligibility — like a work ID — and insurance card. Plan to stay on-site for at least 15 minutes after the shot to check for an allergic reaction. Check here for a list of who is currently eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine in Louisiana. Check here for a list of other sites. Will LSU be back to normal by fall semester post-coronavirus? Its president thinks so … [Read more...] about Two Baton Rouge Walmarts to offer coronvirus vaccinations; here’s the details
BioNTech's boss has said he is confident the company's vaccine will be effective against the new coronavirus variant. Ugur Sahin said, however, that more tests were needed before he could be completely sure of the efficacy of the drug. The Pfizer/BioNTech jab is the only vaccine approved for use in the UK so far. It is also being rolled out in the US. Latest coronavirus updates from the UK and around the world Mr Sahin said that the company had "scientific confidence" that the vaccine would be effective, as the new form of COVID-19 shares 99% of the proteins with the previous iterations. Advertisement "The likelihood that our vaccine works... is relatively high," he added. But he acknowledged more research was needed into the mutation, which is prevalent in London and the southeast of England. More from Covid-19 Reading and Leeds festivals will go ahead in August, organisers confirm COVID vaccine side-effects, … [Read more...] about COVID-19: BioNTech boss confident coronavirus vaccine will work against new variant
THE CORONAVIRUS vaccine rollout is in full swing and so far over 6.5 million people have received a jab. Some of the most vulnerable people in society have now had vaccines from either Pfizer/BioNTech or Oxford/AstraZeneca. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that the target is to give the first dose of the vaccine to 15 million people in the four-key groups by mid-February. Health Secretary Matt Hancock last night said that over 70 per cent of the over 80s had now been vaccinated - meaning that the country is a step closer to protecting those who are most vulnerable to infection. Mass vaccination centres across the country have opened and GP surgeries along with pharmacies will also be giving out the jab. It is hoped more than 700 GP surgeries across the UK could be delivering the Oxford jab , which can be stored at fridge temperatures. How will I be contacted to get the Covid vaccine? All Covid vaccines are being given in order of greatest priority, … [Read more...] about How will I be contacted about the Covid vaccine?