Biden appeals for COVID curbs for US-Mexico border migrants

       

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks while launching a new plan for Americans to receive booster shots and vaccinations against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), onstage in an auditorium on the White House campus in Washington, US Oct 25, 2022. (JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS) WASHINGTON / GENEVA / BERLIN / HELSINKI – US President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday said it will appeal a federal court's decision …

France: Mask mandate in transports hinges on COVID situation

       

French Health Minister Francois Braun leaves following the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Oct 26, 2022. (SARAH MEYSSONNIER / REUTERS) PARIS / LOS ANGELES – The decision to make wearing face-masks in public transportation mandatory again to contain a new surge in the COVID-19 epidemic will depend on the evolution of the situation, French Health Minister Francois Braun said on …

Researchers test mRNA technology for universal flu jab

       

People enter a pharmacy next to a sign promoting flu shots in New York, Jan 10, 2013. (ANDREW KELLY / FILE PHOTO / REUTERS) An experimental vaccine provided broad protection against all 20 known influenza A and B virus subtypes in initial tests in mice and ferrets, potentially opening a pathway to a universal flu shot that might help prevent future pandemics, according to a …

Novavax ends COVID vaccine sale agreement with Gavi

       

An illustration picture shows vials with COVID-19 Vaccine stickers attached and syringes with the logo of US biotech company Novavax on Nov 17, 2020. (JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) MOSCOW – Novavax Inc said on Monday it had delivered a written notice to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, terminating with immediate effect an agreement for the sale of the company's COVID-19 vaccine to low- and middle-income countries. …

US: New COVID variant cases surge as vaccination rate lags

       

A registered nurse inoculates a man with a COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic set up in the parking lot of CalOptima in Orange, California, Aug 28, 2021. (JAE C HONG / AP) LOS ANGELES / MOSCOW / HARARE – New Omicron subvariants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 accounted for nearly half of new COVID-19 cases in the United States in the past week, while health officials have …

US: New COVID variants cases surge as vaccination rate lags

       

A registered nurse inoculates a man with a COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic set up in the parking lot of CalOptima in Orange, California, Aug 28, 2021. (JAE C HONG / AP) LOS ANGELES / MOSCOW – New Omicron subvariants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 accounted for nearly half of new COVID-19 cases in the United States in the past week, while health officials have been urging …

InaVac gets emergency approval from BPOM

       

Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Nov 14, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) has issued emergency use authorization (EUA) for InaVac, a COVID-19 vaccine developed by researchers from Airlangga University (Unair). InaVac, COVID-19 vaccine, is developed by the University of Airlangga in Surabaya, East Java Province. (ANTARA/HO-BPBRIN Unair) “InaVac has obtained emergency use authorization from BPOM and will …

EU regulator recommends Pfizer’s Omicron booster for kids

       

A vial labelled with the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. (DADO RUVIC / REUTERS) MOSCOW – Pfizer Inc and its partner BioNTech said on Thursday the EU health regulator has recommended authorizing the use of their bivalent COVID-19 shot as a booster in children aged 5 through 11. The Omicron-tailored vaccine is already authorized by the …

Malawi gets 2.9m cholera vaccine doses as outbreak spreads

       

In this Sept 14, 2019 file photo, a Yemeni child receives an oral cholera vaccine from a volunteer during a vaccination campaign in the capital Sanaa. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS / AFP) BLANTYRE – Malawi has received 2.9 million doses of oral cholera vaccine as an outbreak continues to spread across the country, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF said on Monday. READ MORE: Malawi detects polio, …

Canada approves 2nd new COVID booster for Omicron

       

A heath worker administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine for a recipient at a vaccination clinic in Toronto, Canada, on April 4, 2022. (ZOU ZHENG / XINHUA) MOGADISHU / LAGOS / OTTAWA / LOS ANGELES – Health Canada on Thursday authorized an adapted version of the Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine that targets the Omicron BA.4/BA.5 subvariants.Health Canada approved the bivalent vaccine for use as a …

Swiss regulator looking into bubbles in COVID booster vials

       

A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) booster vaccine targeting BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron sub-variants is pictured at Skippack Pharmacy in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, US, Sept 8, 2022. (HANNAH BEIER / REUTERS) BERLIN / NEW YORK / LOS ANGELES / STOCKHOLM / LUSAKA – Swiss drugs regulator Swissmedic said on Wednesday it is examining potential risks in connection with bubbles that appeared in vials of …

Over 89m COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Colombia

       

A nurse vaccinates a person against COVID-19 at the Francisco de Paula Santander International Bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, on March 11, 2022. (SCHNEYDER MENDOZA / AFP) BOGOTA / MOSCOW – Colombia has received a total of 93,502,966 COVID-19 vaccine doses, of which 89,310,214 have been applied, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday. In the past week, 100,510 doses were …

Canada confirms 21,810 new COVID-19 cases in one week

       

A United States-bound passenger walks in Toronto Pearson Airport's Terminal 3, days before new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing protocols to enter the US come into effect, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Dec 3, 2021. (CHRIS HELGREN / REUTERS) OTTAWA / MOSCOW – Canada confirmed 21,810 new COVID-19 cases for the week ending Oct 22, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said on Friday. The number …

AIM Vaccine Announces Global Offering Results, Offer Price of HK$16.16 per H Share

       

HONG KONG, Oct 5, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – AIM Vaccine Co., Ltd. (“AIM Vaccine” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”, stock code: 06660.HK), the second largest vaccine company in China in terms of 2021 approved lot release volume (excluding COVID-19 vaccines), today announced the allotment results of its Global Offering. The Offer Price is HK$16.16 per H share. Dealings …

Bio Farma secures multi-year Purchase Contract from UNICEF for its novel Oral Polio Vaccine type 2 (nOPV2)

       

BANDUNG, INDONESIA, Oct 2, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – PT Bio Farma (Persero), the holding company for pharmaceutical state-owned enterprises (SOEs), will export its novel Oral Polio Vaccine type 2 (nOPV2) having secured a purchase contract with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for 2022 & 23. Under the contract, Bio Farma will export its oral polio vaccines based on purchase requests from …

Canada to remove all COVID-19 travel restrictions from Oct 1

       

People board a Boeing 737 MAX plane operated by Air Canada at Edmonton International Airport in Alberta, Canada, on July 27, 2022. (TED SHAFFREY / AP) OTTAWA / MOSCOW / NEW YORK – Canada will drop all COVID-19 restrictions for travelers from Oct 1, including vaccination and masking requirements for flights and trains, the government said on Monday. The move is likely to boost the Canadian travel …

Report: German chancellor Scholz tests positive for COVID

       

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz speaks during the Global Fund's Seventh Replenishment Conference on Sept 21, 2022, in New York. (EVAN VUCCI / AP) MADRID / MOSCOW / PARIS / BERLIN – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has tested positive for coronavirus and is showing mild symptoms, the TV news channel ntv reported on Monday. The chancellor is isolating, ntv said, citing Scholz's spokesperson. People wait to undergo …

WHO: ‘Blood on your hands’ if world steps back on COVID-19

       

A picture taken on May 8, 2021 shows a sign of the World Health Organization at the entrance of their headquarters in Geneva amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP) LONDON / MOSCOW – If rich nations think the pandemic is over, they should help lower-income countries reach that point too, a senior World Health Organization official told Reuters. In an interview, WHO senior …

AIM Vaccine Announces Proposed Listing on the Main Board of SEHK

       

HONG KONG, Sep 23, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – AIM Vaccine Co., Ltd. (“AIM Vaccine” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”, stock code: 06660.HK), the second largest vaccine company in China in terms of 2021 approved lot release volume (excluding COVID-19 vaccines), announced the proposed listing of its H shares on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong …

US CDC expects Omicron boosters for kids by mid-Oct

       

This photo, provided by Office of the Governor of New York, shows Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Boriken Neighborhood Health Center, in New York on Sept 7, 2022. (DON POLLARD / OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK VIA AP) COPENHAGEN / NEW YORK – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects COVID-19 vaccine boosters targeting circulating variants of the virus to be available …