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Britain says delay in Serum Institute vaccines contributing to supply squeeze

Britain says delay in Serum Institute vaccines contributing to supply squeeze

By , , LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is facing a squeeze on supply of COVID-19 vaccines next month in part due to a delay in a shipment from India’s Serum Institute that is making AstraZeneca’s shot, health minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday.Britain has been conducting the fastest roll-out of inoculations by a major economy but health officials said on Wednesday the programme would face a significant reduction in supplies from March 29, without initially specifying where the problems were.“We have a delay in a scheduled arrival from the Serum Institute of India,” Hancock told...

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Mar 18
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UK's speedy COVID-19 vaccine rollout hit by supply cut

UK's speedy COVID-19 vaccine rollout hit by supply cut

By , LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will see a significant reduction in the amount of COVID-19 vaccines available at the end of the month due to a cut in manufacturing supply, it said on Wednesday, in a setback to one of the world’s fastest inoculation rollouts.Britain is on track to have given a first COVID-19 shot to half of all adults in the next few days and passed 25 million first shots on Wednesday, making it the most extensive and quickest programme so far in a European country.Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the country remained on track to have vaccinated priority groups by April 15...

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UK to prioritise next stage of COVID-19 vaccines by age, not job

UK to prioritise next stage of COVID-19 vaccines by age, not job

By LONDON (Reuters) - Police and teachers will not jump to the head of the queue in the second phase of Britain’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout, with people instead prioritised by age, officials advising the government said on Friday, describing this as the best way to keep up the pace of immunisations.Britain’s vaccine programme has been among the fastest in the world, meeting a government target to offer a first dose of vaccination to 15 million high-risk people by mid-February.Some frontline workers such as police and teachers had been calling for prioritisation on the basis of their...

Feb 26
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Britain explores mixing COVID-19 vaccines, with around 4,000 variants now documented worldwide

Britain explores mixing COVID-19 vaccines, with around 4,000 variants now documented worldwide

and Getting audio file ... Audio for this article is not available at this time. This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy. British researchers are to explore mixing doses of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines in a world first trial aimed at finding new ways to swiftly reduce coronavirus infections as . While thousands of individual changes have arisen as the virus mutates on replication and evolves into new variants, only a tiny minority are likely to be important or change the virus in an appreciable way, according to the British Medical...

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Britain explores mixed COVID vaccine shots as variants threaten

Britain explores mixed COVID vaccine shots as variants threaten

By , LONDON (Reuters) - British researchers are to explore mixing doses of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in a world first trial aimed at finding new ways to swiftly reduce coronavirus infections as new mutated variants emerge.While thousands of individual changes have arisen as the virus mutates on replication and evolves into new variants, only a tiny minority are likely to be important or change the virus in an appreciable way, according to the British Medical Journal.Among coronavirus variants currently most concerning for scientists and public health experts are the...

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UK sees record daily COVID deaths, London hospitals on brink

UK sees record daily COVID deaths, London hospitals on brink

By , LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom recorded its highest daily death toll on Friday since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic as London declared a major incident, warning that its hospitals were at risk of being overwhelmed.With a highly transmissable new variant of the virus surging across Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has shuttered the economy and is rushing out vaccines faster than the country’s European neighbours in a bid to stem the pandemic.Britain has the world’s fifth-highest official death toll from COVID-19 at nearly 80,000, and the 1,325 deaths reported within 28...

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UK to roll out Astra/Oxford COVID vaccine after world-first approval

UK to roll out Astra/Oxford COVID vaccine after world-first approval

By , LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Wednesday became the first country to approve the coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, hoping that rapid action will help it stem a record surge of infections driven by a highly contagious form of the virus.Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government, which has ordered 100 million doses, had already fast-tracked approval of a vaccine developed by Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech, and administered hundreds of thousands of shots weeks ahead of European Union countries and the United States.Though cheaper and easier to distribute...

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Britain first to approve AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

Britain first to approve AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

By LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve a coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca as it battles a major winter surge driven by a new, highly contagious variant of the virus.AstraZeneca said the authorisation was for a two dose regime and that the vaccine had been approved for use for emergency supply. Britain has ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine.“The government has today accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise Oxford...

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U.K. to refine allergy warning on Pfizer vaccine sparked by two adverse reactions

U.K. to refine allergy warning on Pfizer vaccine sparked by two adverse reactions

AdvertisementLONDON --Britain's medicine regulator warned people with significant allergies not to get Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine after two people suffered adverse reactions, but was set to give more detailed guidance on Wednesday based on reviews of those cases.Starting with the elderly and frontline workers, Britain began mass vaccinating its population on Tuesday, part of a global drive that poses one of the biggest logistical challenges in peacetime history.National Health Service medical director Stephen Powis said the advice had been changed as a precaution after two NHS...

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UK warns people with serious allergies to avoid Pfizer vaccine after two adverse reactions

UK warns people with serious allergies to avoid Pfizer vaccine after two adverse reactions

By LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s medicine regulator has advised that people with a history of significant allergies do not get Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine after two people reported adverse reactions on the first day of rollout.Starting with the elderly and frontline workers, Britain began mass vaccinating its population on Tuesday, part of a global drive that poses one of the biggest logistical challenges in peacetime history.National Health Service medical director Stephen Powis said the advice had been changed after two NHS workers reported anaphylactoid reactions associated with...

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