Some U.S. areas stop using J&J COVID-19 vaccine after ‘adverse reaction’ reports – National

Following the shutdown of a mass vaccination site in Colorado after 11 people reported “adverse reactions” to the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 jab, a county in North Carolina also paused its use on Thursday. The decision came “out of an abundance of caution,” after some people reported feelings of nausea and dizziness, a senior […]

Vaccinated snowbirds say they’re being ‘punished’ with Canada’s COVID-19 hotel quarantine – National

Some among the thousands of snowbirds flocking back to Canada for the spring are expressing frustration over having to undergo the federally mandated hotel quarantine — even after getting shots of the COVID-19 vaccine. The new quarantine measures, which went into effect in late February, include additional PCR tests for those flying back once […]

Australia to continue using AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine despite blood clot case – National

Australia will continue its COVID-19 inoculation program with AstraZeneca, health officials said on Saturday, after a blood clotting case raised concern about the safety of the vaccine. A 44-year-old man was admitted to a Melbourne hospital with clotting, days after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, suffering serious thrombosis, a condition that prevents normal blood flow […]

Australia latest country to probe link between AstraZeneca vaccine, blood clotting – National

Australia is investigating whether a blood clotting disorder case recorded on Friday is related to the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd said. Australian media reported that a 44-year-old man was admitted to a Melbourne hospital with possible clotting days after receiving the vaccine. “Investigators have not at this time […]

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine protects kids aged 12-15 in trial – National

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Wednesday their COVID-19 vaccine was safe and effective and produced robust antibody responses in 12-to 15-year olds, paving the way for them to seek U.S. emergency use authorization in weeks. Pfizer hopes that vaccinations of the group could begin before the next school year, Albert Bourla, Pfizer’s chairman and chief […]

U.K. won’t share surplus COVID-19 vaccines until all adults are inoculated: minister – National

Britain will focus on vaccinating the whole of its adult population for COVID-19 before it can to provide any surplus shots to other countries such as its close neighbor Ireland, British business minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on Tuesday. More than 30 million Britons have received their first COVID-19 shots in the fastest vaccine rollout […]

Over a dozen U.S. states to open up vaccines to all adults amid new COVID-19 surge – National

More than a dozen states will open vaccine eligibility to all adults this week in a major expansion of COVID-19 shots for tens of millions of Americans amid a worrisome increase in virus cases and concerns about balancing supply and demand for the vaccines. Meanwhile, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine plant approved in U.S. – National

A large plant being used to manufacture Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine was cleared by U.S. regulators on Tuesday, setting the stage for the weekly U.S. supply to surge more then 20 percent. About 27 million COVID-19 vaccine doses will be allocated to U.S. states and other localities this week, including four million from J&J, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki […]

Cuba to test experimental coronavirus vaccine on nearly entire Havana population – National

Cuba will administer experimental COVID-19 shots to nearly the entire population of the capital Havana by May as health authorities carry out massive interventional studies and late stage trials, officials said on Tuesday. Cuba, which has a long history of developing and exporting vaccines, this month began late phase trials of two of its five experimental […]

Hong Kong halts use of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine due to defective packaging – National

Hong Kong suspended use of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine Wednesday after its Chinese distributor informed the city that one batch had defective bottle lids. The city’s government said the suspension was immediate while the matter is investigated by distributor Fosun Pharma and BioNTech, the German company which created the vaccine with American pharmaceutical firm […]