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Will one dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine protect me?

With the delta variant, a study by British researchers found people were well protected when they got both doses of either the AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines.

Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines don’t lower sperm count, study says

The study, published on Thursday in the journal JAMA, recruited 45 healthy male volunteers aged 18 to 50 years scheduled for mRNA COVID-19 vaccination by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.

Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid jab linked to low platelet count: Study

A study by an international team of researchers suggests that the vaccine may be associated with a condition characterised by low platelet counts

US to buy 500 mn Pfizer Covid vax doses to donate to 100 countries

According to the plan, the US will pay for the doses at a "not for profit" price, which will be distributed through COVAX -- the international vaccine-sharing initiative.

Telangana: Stranded NRIs in Gulf face travel restrictions

Passengers arriving in Saudi Arabia must submit a vaccination certificate showing they have received the approved shot, according to guidelines issued by the General Authority of Civil Aviation

Moderna vaccine has more side effects that Pfizer/BioNTech: Study

Nearly 51 per cent of Moderna recipients had full-body symptoms, compared with 48 per cent of people who got the Pfizer/BioNTech shot.

Pfizer, Moderna Covid vax effective in real world: US CDC

Results showed that following the second dose of vaccine, risk of infection was reduced by 90 per cent two or more weeks after vaccination, the CDC said on Monday.

Pfizer-BioNTech to get EU 200 million more COVID-19 shots

The US and German companies said in a statement that the doses come on top of the 300 million initially ordered.

WHO panel to make recommendations on Moderna Covid vax

The WHO had granted emergency use validation for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on December 31, 2020, opening the door for countries to expedite their own regulatory approval processes to import and administer the vaccine.

Pfizer delays vaccine deliveries to 8 EU nations: Spain

The Spanish branch of Pfizer informed Madrid on Sunday night of the delay in shipments to the eight nations due to a "problem in the loading and shipment process" at its plant in Belgium, the health ministry said in a statement.

Saudi Arabia kicks off coronavirus vaccination campaign

People aged over 65 as well as those with chronic ailments or at a high risk of infection will receive the vaccine in the first stage, and those aged over 50 in the second.

US sets 24-hour records with over 3,700 Covid deaths, 250,000 new cases

Health officials had feared the US Thanksgiving holiday in late November would lead to a fresh outbreak of the novel coronavirus after millions of Americans traveled to join friends and family.

Saudi Arabia announces three-phase roll out of Covid-19 vaccine

The ministry opened registration for the vaccination campaign through an online application called "Sehaty", and said the vaccine would be "free for all citizens and residents".

Canada to begin Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine roll-out

Trudeau has previously said the country will receive 249,000 initial doses of the vaccine this month, the first 30,000 doses of which are expected to have arrived by Monday.

Fake Covid-19 vaccines, remedies flooding dark web: Report

Researchers at Check Point said they have found a stream of posts on the darknet from sources claiming to have a range of "coronavirus vaccines" or "coronavirus remedies" for sale.

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