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Brazil to pause production of AstraZeneca vaccine due to lack of ingredients

(Reuters) - Brazil's Fiocruz biomedical institute said on Thursday it would interrupt production of the AstraZeneca vaccine for certain days next week due to a lack of ingredients, until new supplies arrive on May 22.Fiocruz, a government-backed center in Rio de Janeiro, said on Twitter that production based on current supplies would allow it to continue delivering vaccines through the first week of June, with additional supplies to sustain production beyond that.

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Brazil to pause production of AstraZeneca vaccine due to lack of ingredients

Canada will have enough AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for a 2nd shot: officials

Federal officials say there will be enough supply of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for any Canadian who wants to use it for their second dose.“We want to assure everyone that sufficient supply will be available for those who want a second dose of AstraZeneca or who can not take a mRNA vaccine,” said Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, who is leading Canada’s vaccine rollout.

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Canada will have enough AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for a 2nd shot: officials

Quebec, New Brunswick stop offering first doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

TORONTOTORONTO (Reuters) -The Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick will no longer offer first doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, but will offer second doses using current supplies and future deliveries, the provinces said on Thursday.Most provinces made similar announcements on Monday and Tuesday, mainly citing concerns about supply, though officials in Ontario, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick said the move was also based on a rise in the incidence of rare blood clots linked to first doses of the vaccine.

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Quebec, New Brunswick stop offering first doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

Egypt receives 2.2 mln AstraZeneca and Sinopharm vaccine doses

The country received its first COVAX delivery of 854,000 AstraZeneca doses at the start of April Some 2.7 million people have registered online with the health ministry to receive a vaccine Some 2.7 million people have registered online with the health ministry to receive a vaccine CAIRO: Egypt has received a batch of over 1.7 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses through the COVAX initiative and a separate shipment of 500,000 Sinopharm vaccine doses from China, the health ministry said on Thursday.

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Egypt receives 2.2 mln AstraZeneca and Sinopharm vaccine doses

2nd person in B.C. diagnosed with rare blood clot disorder following AstraZeneca vaccine

Another person in B.C.has been diagnosed with a rare blood clot disorder following a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.The man in his 40s is currently recovering in hospital in the Fraser Health region, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Thursday.This is now the second case of vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenic, or VITT, that officials have seen since beginning the COVID-19 vaccine program.

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2nd person in B.C. diagnosed with rare blood clot disorder following AstraZeneca vaccine

Study: Side effects seen more often when mixing COVID-19 vaccines

A U.K. study published Wednesday reported that side effects to the coronavirus vaccine were seen more often when mixing ones from different makers.The findings showed that increased side effects, including pain, fatigue and chills, consistently went up each time the vaccines were mixed.The side effects, despite being reported more often and in greater severity, still did not last long, and reportedly no one had to be hospitalized due to them.

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Study: Side effects seen more often when mixing COVID-19 vaccines

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for 40-50 year olds?

Drug Safety Research Unit safety study AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine The DSRU is enrolling at least 15,000 patients who are then contacted at regular intervals after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, and asked whether they are experiencing any possible side effects.The study is one element of a series of measures to help protect the public, ensuring any adverse effects are quickly recognised and acted upon.

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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for 40-50 year olds?

People aged 38 and 39 now being invited for Covid jabs

People aged 38 to 39 in England are being invited to book Covid-19 vaccinations from today.The vaccine rollout will continue to younger age groups, with the aim of giving all adults at least one dose by the end of July, NHS England confirmed.People under 40 are being offered an alternative to the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab, such as the Pfizer vaccine.

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People aged 38 and 39 now being invited for Covid jabs

Shami Chakrabarti shut down as she slams vaccine companies 'Should thank AstraZeneca!'

COMEDIAN Matt Forde tore into Shami Chakrabarti after she criticised "big pharma" for not waiving vaccine intellectual property rights and burst out into laughter when the Baroness said her views were backed by the Pope.Shami Chakrabarti supported the Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) waiver which suspends the patent protections surrounding COVID-19 vaccines and is promoted by the World Health Organisation.

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Shami Chakrabarti shut down as she slams vaccine companies 'Should thank AstraZeneca!'

Warning issued to anybody who has mixed AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines

A mix and match approach to administering vaccines increased the frequency of mild to moderate symptoms in those who received different jabs for the first and second dose Mixing AstraZeneca and Pfizer jabs is safe but might trigger more side effects, the first study has discovered.A mix and match approach to administering vaccines increased the frequency of mild to moderate symptoms in those who received different jabs for the first and second dose.

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Warning issued to anybody who has mixed AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines

How to book a Covid vaccine as those aged 38 and over invited for first jab

The move to the next age group comes alongside nearly three-quarters of people aged between 40 and 49 having had their first dose The Government's Covid vaccination programme has moved to the next stage, with anyone aged 38 to 39 in England able to book their first dose.

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How to book a Covid vaccine as those aged 38 and over invited for first jab

Is a preservative in AstraZeneca's vaccine to blame for rare blood clots? German scientist claims chemical can trigger an immune chain reaction that leads to rare side effect

The UK has recorded 242 cases of blood clots after 28.5million AZ doses Mechanisms are not yet clear but it is thought to be an immune overreaction Mice studies suggest a preservative might cause protein clumps that trigger it Britain advises people under 40 to get alternative vaccine where possible A preservative in AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine may trigger a rare overreaction from the immune system that causes blood clots, a scientist has claimed.

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Is a preservative in AstraZeneca's vaccine to blame for rare blood clots? German scientist claims chemical can trigger an immune chain reaction that leads to rare side effect

Royal visit: Prince Edward visits local vaccination centre

The Earl of Wessex visited a vaccination site in Windsor last week to pay thanks to the staff.The site first started vaccinating on December 21 last year, delivering both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccinations.Prince Edward visited the Royal Windsor Racecourse vaccination site on Thursday, May 6 and was shown around the site as well as being introduced to those involved in the vaccination programme in Windsor, including NHS staff, vaccinators and administrators.

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Royal visit: Prince Edward visits local vaccination centre

Walk-in Covid jabs at Watford town hall available now - this is who's eligible

Walk-in Covid vaccinations available at Watford town hall Anyone over 40 can walk into a vaccination centre at Watford town hall and receive a Covid jab without an appointment over the coming days.For the first time in the local vaccination programme, drop-in sessions are being offered at Hertfordshire and west Essex's large vaccination centres, to make the most of available vaccine supplies.

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Walk-in Covid jabs at Watford town hall available now - this is who's eligible

Factbox: Vaccines delivered under COVAX sharing scheme for poorer countries

(Reuters) - The COVAX facility, backed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), aims to secure 2 billion vaccine doses for lower-income countries by the end of 2021.The following tables list countries that have received vaccines under the scheme, sorted by region and latest delivery: COUNTRY LATEST DATE VACCINE TYPE POPULATION TOTAL DELIVERY DELIVERED Ivory Coast 504,000 Feb. 26 AstraZeneca/Oxford 26 million 504,000 Nigeria 3.9 million March 2 AstraZeneca/Oxford 201 million 3.9 million Democratic 1.7 million March 2 AstraZeneca/Oxford 87 million 1.7 million Republic of Congo Angola 624,000 March 2 AstraZeneca/Oxford 32 million 624,000 Gambia 36,000 March 2 AstraZeneca/Oxford 2.3 million 36,000 Senegal 324,000 March 3 AstraZeneca/Oxford 16 million 324,000 Kenya 1 million March 3 AstraZeneca/Oxford 53 million 1 million Rwanda 240,000 March 3 AstraZeneca/Oxford 13 million 342,960 102,960 Pfizer/BioNTech Sudan 828,000 March 3 AstraZeneca/Oxford 43 million 828,000 Sao Tome and 24,000 March 3 AstraZeneca/Oxford 215,000 24,000 Principe Lesotho 36,000 March 3 AstraZeneca/Oxford 2.1 million 36,000 Mali 396,000 March 4 AstraZeneca/Oxford 20 million 396,000 Uganda 864,000 March 5 AstraZeneca/Oxford 44 million 864,000 Malawi 360,000 March 5 AstraZeneca/Oxford 19 million 360,000 Liberia 96,000 March 5 AstraZeneca/Oxford 4.9 million 96,000 Djibouti 24,000 March 6 AstraZeneca/Oxford 990,000 24,000 Ethiopia 2.2 million March 7 AstraZeneca/Oxford 112 million 2.2 million Togo 156,000 March 8 AstraZeneca/Oxford 8.1 million 156,000 Mozambique 384,000 March 8 AstraZeneca/Oxford 30 million 384,000 Sierra Leone 96,000 March 8 AstraZeneca/Oxford 7.8 million 96,000 Benin 144,000 March 10 AstraZeneca/Oxford 12 million 144,000 Cabo Verde 24,000 March 12 AstraZeneca/Oxford 540,000 24,000 Eswatini 12,000 March 13 AstraZeneca/Oxford 1.1 million 12,000 Somalia 300,000 March 15 AstraZeneca/Oxford 15 million 300,000 Palestinian 24,000 March 17 AstraZeneca/Oxford 4.7 million 61,440 Territories 37,440 Pfizer/BioNTech Lebanon 33,600 March 24 AstraZeneca/Oxford 6.9 million 33,600 South Sudan 132,000 March 25 AstraZeneca/Oxford 11 million 132,000 Iraq 336,000 March 25 AstraZeneca/Oxford 39 million 336,000 Yemen 360,000 March 31 AstraZeneca/Oxford 29 million 360,000 Tunisia 98,400 April 1 AstraZeneca/Oxford 12 million 192,000 Algeria 364,800 April 3 AstraZeneca/Oxford 43 million 364,800 Libya 57,600 April 8 AstraZeneca/Oxford 6.8 million 57,600 Guinea 194,400 April 11 AstraZeneca/Oxford 13 million 194,400 Zambia 228,000 April 12 AstraZeneca/Oxford 18 million 228,000 Comoros Islands 12,000 April 12 AstraZeneca/Oxford 851,000 12,000 Guinea-Bissau 28,800 April 13 AstraZeneca/Oxford 1.9 million 28,800 Niger 355,000 April 14 AstraZeneca/Oxford 23 million 355,000 Cameroon 391,200 April 18 AstraZeneca/Oxford 25.9 million 391,200 Jordan 146,000 April 19 AstraZeneca/Oxford 10 million 290,400 Namibia 24,000 April 20 AstraZeneca/Oxford 2.5 million 24,000 Syria 256,800 April 22 AstraZeneca/Oxford 17 million 256,800 Mauritania 31,200 April 26 AstraZeneca/Oxford 4.5 million 100,700 Ghana 350,000 May 7 AstraZeneca/Oxford 30 million 950,000 Egypt 1.7 million May 13 AstraZeneca/Oxford 100 million 2.6 million EUROPE COUNTRY LATEST DATE VACCINE TYPE POPULATION TOTAL DELIVERY DELIVERED Georgia 43,200 March 13 AstraZeneca/Oxford 3.7 million 43,200 North 24,000 March 28 AstraZeneca/Oxford 2.1 million 24,000 Macedonia Montenegro 24,000 March 28 AstraZeneca/Oxford 622,000 24,000 Armenia 24,000 March 28 AstraZeneca/Oxford 3.0 million 24,000 Azerbaijan 84,000 April 4 AstraZeneca/Oxford 10 million 84,000 Moldova 48,000 April 18 AstraZeneca/Oxford 2.7 million 62,400 Albania 40,800 April 18 AstraZeneca/Oxford 2.9 million 79,200 Ukraine 367,200 April 23 AstraZeneca/Oxford 44 million 484,200 Bosnia 32,760 May 10 Pfizer/BioNTech 3.3 million 82,560 Kosovo 38,400 May 12 AstraZeneca/Oxford 1.8 million 62,400 Serbia 120,000 May 12 AstraZeneca/Oxford 6.9 million 177,600 ASIA & PACIFIC COUNTRY LATEST DATE VACCINE TYPE POPULATION TOTAL DELIVERY DELIVERED Cambodia 324,000 March 2 AstraZeneca/Oxford 16 million 324,000 Nepal 348,000 March 7 AstraZeneca/Oxford 29 million 348,000 Maldives 12,000 March 7 AstraZeneca/Oxford 531,000 12,000 Sri Lanka 264,000 March 7 AstraZeneca/Oxford 22 million 264,000 Afghanistan 468,000 March 8 AstraZeneca/Oxford 38 million 468,000 Tajikistan 192,000 March 9 AstraZeneca/Oxford 9.3 million 192,000 Uzbekistan 660,000 March 17 AstraZeneca/Oxford 34 million 660,000 Solomon 24,000 March 19 AstraZeneca/Oxford 670,000 24,000 Islands Laos 132,000 March 20 AstraZeneca/Oxford 7.2 million 132,000 Tonga 24,000 March 31 AstraZeneca/Oxford 105,000 24,000 Vietnam 811,200 April 1 AstraZeneca/Oxford 96 million 811,200 Nauru 7,200 April 2 AstraZeneca/Oxford 12,600 7,200 Brunei 24,000 April 2 AstraZeneca/Oxford 433,000 24,000 Timor-Leste 24,000 April 5 AstraZeneca/Oxford 1.3 million 24,000 Tuvalu 4,800 April 8 AstraZeneca/Oxford 11,600 4,800 Samoa 24,000 April 9 AstraZeneca/Oxford 197,000 24,000 Papua New 132,000 April 13 AstraZeneca/Oxford 8.8 million 132,000 Guinea Mongolia 50,400 April 22 AstraZeneca/Oxford 3.2 million 90,500 Malaysia 268,800 April 23 AstraZeneca/Oxford 32 million 268,800 Fiji 10,000 May 6 AstraZeneca/Oxford 900,000 46,000 Philippines 2.0 May 8 AstraZeneca/Oxford 108 million 2.6 million million Pakistan 1.2 May 8 AstraZeneca/Oxford 217 million 1.2 million million Madagascar 250,000 May 8 AstraZeneca/Oxford 27 million 250,000 Indonesia 1.4 May 8 AstraZeneca/Oxford 271 million 6.4 million million AMERICAS COUNTRY LATEST DATE VACCINE TYPE POPULATION TOTAL DELIVERY DELIVERED Nicaragua 135,000 March 16 AstraZeneca/Oxford 6.5 million 135,000 Uruguay 48,000 April 4 AstraZeneca/Oxford 3.5 million 48,000 Dominican 91,200 April 6 AstraZeneca/Oxford 11 million 91,200 Republic Dominica 28,800 April 6 AstraZeneca/Oxford 72,000 28,800 Bermuda 9,600 April 6 AstraZeneca/Oxford 64,000 9,600 Costa Rica 43,200 April 7 AstraZeneca/Oxford 5 million 43,200 Saint 24,000 April 7 AstraZeneca/Oxford 111,000 24,000 Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Kitts 21,600 April 7 AstraZeneca/Oxford 53,000 21,600 and Nevis Antigua and 24,000 April 8 AstraZeneca/Oxford 97,000 24,000 Barbuda Grenada 24,000 April 9 AstraZeneca/Oxford 112,000 24,000 Argentina 864,000 April 18 AstraZeneca/Oxford 45 million 1,082,000 Peru 276,000 April 18 AstraZeneca/Oxford 33 million 393,000 Mexico 1.1 April 22 AstraZeneca/Oxford 128 million 1.1 million million Chile 158,400 April 23 AstraZeneca/Oxford 19 million 158,400 Ecuador 336,000 April 24 AstraZeneca/oxford 17 million 420,000 Paraguay 134,400 April 25 AstraZeneca/Oxford 7.0 million 170,000 Colombia 912,000 April 25 AstraZeneca/Oxford 50 million 1.3 million Jamaica 55,200 April 26 AstraZeneca/Oxford 2.9 million 69,600 Bolivia 92,430 April 29 Pfizer/BioNTech 12 million 320,430 Guatemala 321,600 April 29 AstraZeneca/Oxford 17 million 403,200 Brazil 4.0 May 2 AstraZeneca/Oxford 211 million 5.0 million million Honduras 189,600 May 4 AstraZeneca/Oxford 9.7 million 237,600 Guyana 38,400 May 10 AstraZeneca/Oxford 783,000 62,400 Trinidad and 33,600 May 10 AstraZeneca/Oxford 1.4 million 67,600 Tobago Suriname 28,800 May 10 AstraZeneca/Oxford 581,000 52,800 Barbados 33,600 May 11 AstraZeneca/Oxford 287,000 67,200 Bahamas 33,600 May 11 AstraZeneca/Oxford 390,000 33,600 Panama 74,400 May 11 AstraZeneca/Oxford 4.2 million 74,400 El Salvador 140,400 May 12 Pfizer/BioNTech 6.5 million 287,880 Saint Lucia 26,400 May 12 AstraZeneca/Oxford 183,000 50,400 Belize 33,600 May 12 AstraZeneca/Oxford 390,000 67,200 Sources: WHO, UNICEF, GAVI, releases from local authorities (Reporting by Marta Frackowiak, Antonis Pothitos, Boleslaw Lasocki, Antonis Triantafyllou in Gdansk; Editing by Milla Nissi and Giles Elgood)

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Factbox: Vaccines delivered under COVAX sharing scheme for poorer countries

Over 200 Crore COVID-19 Shots To Be Available By End Of 2021: Government

Despite being the global hub of vaccine manufacturing, India has been able to fully vaccinate less than 3 per cent of its population so far.New Delhi: More than 200 crore doses of coronavirus vaccines will likely be available in India between August to December this year, a top government advisor said on Thursday, raising hopes that the country may be able to overcome setbacks from its inoculation strategy.

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Over 200 Crore COVID-19 Shots To Be Available By End Of 2021: Government

How to cancel or move your Covid jab booking if you can't make it

The Covid-19 vaccine is set to be rolled out to the under 40s in England from Thursday after the UK reached the milestone of more than 50 million people receiving a jab.People aged 38 and 39 will be offered a vaccine with the age group being offered a choice of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

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How to cancel or move your Covid jab booking if you can't make it

More than 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to become available India soon, government advisor says

MUMBAI (Reuters) - More than 2 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines will likely be available in India between August to December this year, a top government advisor said on Thursday.Those doses would include 750 million of AstraZeneca's, vaccine, produced in India by the Serum Institute of India, as well as 550 million doses of Covaxin, made by Bharat Biotech, government advisor V K Paul told reporters at a news conference on Thursday.

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More than 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to become available India soon, government advisor says

New Brunswick to hold COVID-19 update as questions swirl around AstraZeneca

New Brunswick will be providing an update on the COVID-19 situation in the province on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.The briefing will include Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy and Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health.The conference will be livestreamed here.The province’s all-party COVID-19 cabinet committee held a meeting Wednesday night, where Premier Blaine Higgs said the use of AstraZeneca would be a “major topic.” Nova Scotia had announced earlier in the day Wednesday that it will be pausing the use of AstraZeneca as a first dose.

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New Brunswick to hold COVID-19 update as questions swirl around AstraZeneca

Quebec stops Oxford-AstraZeneca as a first dose, reports 781 new COVID-19 infections

MONTREAL - Quebec says it will no longer administer the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine as a first dose.The Health Department said today people who have received AstraZeneca can choose whether to get a second dose of that vaccine or another available vaccine as a booster shot.The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been linked to rare blood clots, with around one case reported in every 100,000 people vaccinated.

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Quebec stops Oxford-AstraZeneca as a first dose, reports 781 new COVID-19 infections