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Canada could get 1.1M more vaccine doses by March through COVAX sharing program – National

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Canada could get more than one million additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March through a global vaccine sharing initiative known as COVAX. But as with most things COVID-19, vaccine-related deliveries are mired in the uncertainty of regulatory reviews and potential production delays. The COVAX Facility, …

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Oxford-AstraZeneca didn’t tell vaccine trial volunteers about dosing mishap – National

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About 1,500 of the initial volunteers in a late-stage clinical trial of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine were given the wrong dose, but weren’t informed that a mistake had been made after the blunder was discovered, documents obtained by Reuters show. Instead, the dosing mishap was presented to the trial …

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AstraZeneca to deliver 9M more COVID-19 vaccine doses to EU as dispute cools – National

AstraZeneca to deliver 9M more COVID-19 vaccine doses to EU as dispute cools - National

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has agreed to supply 9 million additional doses of its coronavirus vaccine to the European Union during the first quarter, the bloc’s executive arm said Sunday. The new target of 40 million doses by the end of March is still only half what the British-Swedish company …

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Health Canada to decide on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in ‘coming days’ – National

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On the heels of approval by European regulators, Health Canada said it expects a decision on AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine “in the coming days.” Read more: Travellers to pay ‘more than $2K’ for new mandatory COVID-19 hotel quarantine, Trudeau says Health Canada has been reviewing AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s vaccine …

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European regulator approves AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine for adults – National

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Regulators authorized AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine for use in adults throughout the European Union on Friday, amid criticism the bloc is not moving fast enough to vaccinate its population. The European Medicines Agency licensed the vaccine to be used in people 18 and over, though concerns had been raised this …

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EU publishes coronavirus vaccine contract with AstraZeneca amid dispute – National

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The European Commission’s contract with AstraZeneca to supply COVID-19 vaccines includes Britain along with the EU as places where the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker should make its best efforts to manufacture vaccines for the EU. The contract is at the heart of a dispute over access to vaccines, after AstraZeneca announced …

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Belgium sends inspectors to AstraZeneca factory amid delivery dispute with EU – National

Belgium sends inspectors to AstraZeneca factory amid delivery dispute with EU - National

Belgian health authorities announced Thursday they have inspected a pharmaceutical factory in Belgium to find out whether expected delays in the deliveries of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine are due to production issues. The European Commission had asked the Belgian government to inspect the factory amid a heated public dispute between …

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EU’s dispute with AstraZeneca over COVID-19 vaccine commitments intensifies – National

EU’s dispute with AstraZeneca over COVID-19 vaccine commitments intensifies - National

The European Union’s dispute with AstraZeneca intensified Wednesday with the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker denying the EU’s assertion that it had pulled out of talks on vaccine supplies. AstraZeneca said in a statement that it still planned to meet with EU officials in Brussels later in the day. The comments came …

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AstraZeneca says reports of 8% coronavirus vaccine efficacy in seniors are ‘incorrect’ – National

AstraZeneca says reports of 8% coronavirus vaccine efficacy in seniors are ‘incorrect’ - National

British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is refuting German media reports claiming its coronavirus vaccine has an eight per cent efficacy rate in seniors as “completely incorrect.” “Reports that the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine efficacy is as low as 8 per cent in adults over 65 years are completely incorrect,” a spokesperson from …

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U.K. doctors to ‘urgently review’ 12-week gap between coronavirus vaccine doses – National

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A major British doctors’ group says the U.K. government should “urgently review” its decision to give people a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine up to 12 weeks after the first, rather than the shorter gap recommended by the manufacturer and the World Health Organization. The U.K., which …

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