from: BBC News Also, 16 and 17 year olds should get a second dose of vaccine according to official UK advice.
Care home residents are among those able to get their their Covid vaccine sooner.
Moderna’s shots have previously gone almost entirely to wealthier countries. From: New York Times
The booster program underlines the disparity in vaccine access, with wealthier nations accounting for more than three-quarters of all doses administered so far. From: New York Times
Covid vaccination in has accelerated in India in recent weeks, with more than 70 percent of the adult population having received at least one dose of a vaccine. From: New York Times
A shipment of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine arriving in Seoul in May. From: New York Times
This would bring the total US commitment on vaccines shared overseas to 1.08 bn.
Joe Biden wants more global vaccine equality but the US and other nations have not backed promises with action. from: BBC News
Independent experts, including government scientists, were skeptical of the research from Israel, which included limited data over a short period. From: New York Times
The World Health Organization asked wealthy countries to hold off on administering booster shots for healthy patients until at least the end of the year. From: New York Times
A legal fight over undelivered doses lost steam as Europe’s inoculation program ramped up. From: New York Times
The problem comes as the country, which initially struggled to get its inoculation program into full gear, confronts its worst wave of Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began. From: New York Times
About 1.63 million vials are withheld after ‘foreign objects’ were detected in some doses. from: BBC News
from: BBC News The government say it is preparing for Covid boosters to protect the most vulnerable this year.
The pledge, which included a $100 million donation to Covax, intensifies competition with the U.S. over leadership in ending the pandemic. From: New York Times