The Kingdom's National Committee for Infectious Diseases uses a scientific process to approve vaccines based on safety and efficacy results of clinical studies and other data provided by manufacturers.
A study indicated Black, Asian and other minorities in Britain worry more than whites about vaccine reliability as BAME groups try to take frontline roles to dispel misinformation about the shots in their communities.
South Africa will start vaccinating health workers with Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine in the form of an “implementation study” with researchers next week.
The criminal group was manufacturing and selling fake vaccines, made of a simple saline solution, in China and to other countries.
India aims to begin vaccinating its 1.3 billion people against coronavirus from Saturday, a colossal and complex task compounded by safety worries, shaky infrastructure and public scepticism.
The first to be inoculated in the world’s first mass immunisation against Covid-19 are people aged 80 and over, care home workers, and National Health Service (NHS) staff.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says authorities have confirmed at least one case of polio in a 3-year-old girl in southern Lanao del Sur province.
The country halts use of Dengvaxia vaccine after French pharma Sanofi says its drug might, in some cases increase risk of severe dengue in recipients not previously infected by the virus.
Nearly 3,000 suspected cases of meningitis reported in the past few weeks in Nigeria.
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