France Opts for mRNA Vaccines for Second Coronavirus Shot

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s top health advisory body in charge of COVID-19 vaccines recommended on Friday that recipients of a first dose of the AstraZeneca shot who are under 55 should receive a second dose with a so-called messenger RNA vaccine. Reuters reported on Thursday that the Haute Autorite de […]

Canada is facing 'very serious' third wave of COVID-19 pandemic: PM Trudeau

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference, as efforts continue to help slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada March 30, 2021. REUTERS/Blair GableOTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s hospitalizations are surging, intensive care beds are filling up and COVID-19 variants are spreading as a […]

EXPLAINER: What we know about AstraZeneca blood clot reports

LONDON — German officials have decided to limit the use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine in people under 60 after more unusual blood clots were reported in a small number of people who received the shots. In response, Europe’s drug regulator reiterated Wednesday that “there is no evidence that would support […]

France still facing several difficult weeks due to COVID: minister

FILE PHOTO: People walk and cycle on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, as France’s 16 hardest-hit departments go into a new month-long lockdown imposed to slow the rate of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) contagion, France March 20, 2021. REUTERS/Eric GaillardPARIS (Reuters) – France is facing several difficult weeks ahead […]

Spain extends use of AstraZeneca vaccine to 18-65 year olds

FILE PHOTO: A primary school worker receives an AstraZeneca vaccine amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at Illumbe Bullring in San Sebastian, Spain March 2, 2021. REUTERS/Vincent WestMADRID (Reuters) – Spain will extend the age range for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to 18-65 year olds from 18-55 year olds when it […]

EU's drug regulator backs 'safe and effective' AstraZeneca vaccine

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The EU’s drug watchdog said on Thursday it is still convinced the benefits of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine outweigh the risks following an investigation into reports of blood clots that prompted more than a dozen nations to suspend its use.A person receives a dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine […]