COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca


FDA to allow export of certain lots of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine made at Baltimore plant
Reuters – N), was producing vaccines for AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) but U.S. health regulators in April halted operations following a …

First shipment of Japanese-made AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines arrives in Kathmandu
MyRepublica – “Japanese Ambassador to Nepal, Kikuta Yutaka attended the hand-over ceremony at the Tribhuvan International Airport in presence of the Minister of ..”

Americans are ‘mixing and matching’ Covid vaccines over concerns about the delta variant
CNBC – “Italy is also allowing those under the age of 60 who received a first dose of AstraZeneca’s vaccine to get a different shot when they get their second dose”

Russia approves trials of combined AstraZeneca/Sputnik V vaccine
Reuters – “Human trials of a COVID-19 vaccine combining the AstraZeneca/Oxford shot with Sputnik V had already been approved in Azerbaijan, the United Arab …”

Vaccines Are Japan’s New Tool to Counter China
Foreign Policy – “The rapid upsurge of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia, which included the … which followed Japan’s donation of 1 million AstraZeneca vaccines earlier …”

Australians may face longer lockdown after “reckless” mass protests
Reuters – “There were 141 COVID-19 cases reported, down from 163 a day earlier. … Under fire for a slow vaccine rollout, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said … on Saturday changed its advice on the AstraZeneca vaccine, urging anyone in the …”

Thailand reports record COVID-19 cases with focus on vaccinations
Reuters – “The country’s vaccine strategy has relied heavily on locally produced doses of AstraZeneca vaccine by Thai company Siam Bioscience, but deliveries …”

CDC considering revising mask guidance; major medical groups call for healthcare employers to …
USA TODAY – “Higgins hasn’t said whether he has received a COVID-19 vaccine, but he has … The FDA has not yet authorized the AstraZeneca vaccine in the U.S..”

EU has shipped tiny percentage of planned COVID-19 shot donations – document
Reuters BRUSSELS, July 22 (Reuters) – “EU countries have so far donated just a tiny portion of excess COVID-19 vaccines to poor nations, mostly AstraZeneca …”

France allows visitors with Indian-made AstraZeneca vaccine
ABC News ” … vaccinated with AstraZeneca’s vaccine made by India’s Serum Institute came after a global outcry over the fact that the European Union’s COVID-19 …”

Japan donates about 1.6 million doses of Japanese-made COVID-19
AstraZeneca vaccine for Nepali friends

Canada to Donate Nearly 18 Million AstraZeneca Doses to Covax
MarketWatch – “Canada said Monday it would be donating to the Covax global initiative the nearly 18 million doses of AstraZeneca PLC’s Covid-19 vaccine that it has …”

In first, Thailand to mix Sinovac, AstraZeneca vaccine doses
BANGKOK, July 12 (Reuters) – “Thailand will use AstraZeneca Plc’s (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine as a second dose for those who received Sinovac’s ..”

Bangladesh says AstraZeneca shot supplies may resume soon, including from India
Reuters L) COVID-19 vaccine from the WHO-backed COVAX facility this month, and the Serum Institute of India could resume supplies from August, its health …

Is mixing different COVID-19 vaccines a good idea? Not for now, experts say.
Yahoo News – “With the exception that the AstraZeneca vaccine requires two doses compared to Johnson & Johnson’s single dose, the vaccines are quite similar, …”

WHO calls on countries to recognize all authorized vaccines for travel
The Hill – “But the EU program does not recognize the AstraZeneca vaccines … entry for people who live in countries that rely on COVAX for COVID-19 vaccines.”

India’s Bharat Biotech says vaccine 93.4% effective against severe COVID-19
Reuters – “India’s homegrown vaccine also showed effectiveness of 77.8% against symptomatic COVID-19 in the trial. Last month, vaccine maker AstraZeneca …”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just got a second Moderna shot after getting his first …
Business Insider “… Moderna shot after getting his first COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca … Trudeau received his first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in April, and …”

Biden behind on global vaccine sharing, cites local hurdles
ABC News – “President Joe Biden has come up well short on his goal of delivering 80 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to the rest of the world by the end of June … nations with all 60 million U.S.-produced doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, …”

Will one dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine protect me?
WJXT News4JAX – “The COVID-19 vaccines rolling out globally were developed to target the … when they got both doses of either the AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines. … The AP is answering your questions about the coronavirus in this series.”

Korea will not give AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to people under 50
The Korea Herald – “South Korea’s top health agency said Thursday that effective immediately, people under 50 will be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 …”

Germany recommends combination of AstraZeneca, mRNA shots
WSYR BERLIN (AP) — “Germany is recommending that all people who get a first shot of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine switch to a different type of …”

India Is The World’s Biggest Vaccine Maker. Yet Only 4% Of Indians Are Vaccinated – “On Tuesday, India confirmed 37,566 new coronavirus cases — less than a tenth of … He concentrated on one in particular – the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. … government set ambitious goals at the start of its COVID-19 vaccination …”

AstraZeneca vaccine doses produced in India not included in Europe’s vaccine passport ahead of …
The Washington Post – “The European Union’s much anticipated covid-19 digital certificate, which is intended to facilitate unrestricted movement across the continent for …”

‘Robust’ immune response seen in ‘mix and match’ Covid vaccine study
CNBC – “Mixing and matching the coronavirus vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca-Oxford generates a “robust” immune response against the …”

A third dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine is found to boost immune response.
The New York Times – “A third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford generated a strong immune response in clinical trial …”

Millions of coronavirus vaccine doses to arrive in Pakistan next week
Geo News – “He revealed Pakistan will also receive over 12 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and an unspecified number of Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine in July, …”

Japan to donate millions more AstraZeneca vaccine doses across Asia
Kyodo News Plus – “Japan will donate 1 million coronavirus vaccine doses each to Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand starting next week, Foreign Minister…”

Single dose of Pfizer or Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine offers substantial protection to
EurekAlert – “Single dose of Pfizer or Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine offers substantial protection to. older adults in long-term care facilities, but does not …”

Angela Merkel receives Moderna dose after first AstraZeneca shot – “German Chancellor Angela Merkel received a Moderna coronavirus vaccine as her second jab, after getting the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine, …”

South Korean vaccine maker pumps up its production capacity as Covid-19 demand holds steady
Endpoints News – “… to receive authorization for Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing for the continent. That plant currently produces the Novavax and AstraZeneca vaccines.”

Japan to donate AstraZeneca vaccines to Thailand
Reuters – “Thailand has for nearly three months been fighting its most severe coronavirus outbreak so far, which has accounted for 95% of its COVID-19 deaths. It …”

Johnson & Johnson vaccines from troubled factory to be released for use
California News Times – “Emergent has signed a favorable contract to produce millions of COVID-19 vaccines for both J & J and AstraZeneca at the Bayview plant. Emergent’s …”

US sending Taiwan 2.5 million vaccine doses, tripling pledge
Seattle Times – “US sending Taiwan 2.5 million vaccine doses, tripling pledge … The U.S. is sending 2.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan, … Japan’s shipment of 1.24 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in early June.”

How India is changing vaccine plan amid shortages
New York Post – “… of the AstraZeneca vaccine, during a drive-in vaccination program in Kolkata, India. Starting June 21, 2021, every Indian adult can get a COVID-19 .”

Thailand scraps plan for 16-week dose gap on AstraZeneca vaccine
Reuters BANGKOK (Reuters) – “Thailand has abandoned its plan for a 16-week gap between doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and will opt for a …”

S.Korea to mix-and-match COVID-19 vaccine doses for 760000 people
Reuters – “Some 835,000 doses of the AstraZeneca’s vaccine from COVAX were scheduled to arrive by the end of June, which South Korea planned to use mainly …”

AstraZeneca vaccine price pledge omits some poor countries, contract shows
The Guardian – “AstraZeneca can charge a higher price for its Covid-19 vaccine in dozens of poor countries once the pharmaceutical company decides the pandemic …”

1 mil. COVID-19 vaccine doses donated by Japan delivered to Vietnam
Kyodo News Plus – “Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long indicated the donated vaccine, developed by Britain’s AstraZeneca Plc, will be distributed mainly in Ho Chi Minh …”

FDA Authorizes More Covid-19 Vaccine Doses From Troubled Baltimore Plant
The Wall Street Journal – “The agency is expected to make a decision on the AstraZeneca vaccine later this week or next week, according to the senior U.S. official. Emergent said …”

Opinion: Pfizer, AstraZeneca … or both? A mixed approach may hold promise.
HealthLeaders Media – “At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was unclear whether researchers would be able to create a single working vaccine, which makes it all the …”

Exclusive – Indian Scientists: We Didn’t Back Doubling of Vaccine Dosing Gap
U.S. News & World Report – “NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Indian government doubled the gap between the two doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine without the agreement …”

AstraZeneca says antibody treatment failed in preventing COVID-19 in exposed patients
Reuters – “The company said the participants in the trial were unvaccinated adults older than 18 years with confirmed exposure to a person with the coronavirus …”

COVID-19 vaccines around the world
Boston Herald – “Oxford/Astra-Zeneca — The Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine is approved for use in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South and Central America.”

FDA Boosts Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Export
PharmaNewsIntelligence – “At the time, Emergent BioSolutions, a contract manufacturer that has been manufacturing both the Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca vaccines, mixed …”

Here’s what you should know about COVID-19 vaccine booster shots
Anchorage Press – “People given AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot followed by a dose of Pfizer’s eight weeks later developed potent immune responses, researchers reported …”

Italy halts the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine in those under 60, and other news from around the world.
The New York Times – “Italy will stop administering AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine to people under the age … The AstraZeneca vaccine has been under scrutiny after a smattering of … Italy resumed using the vaccine March 19, but about two weeks later, after …”

EU adds another rare blood condition as side effect of AstraZeneca shot
Reuters – “A vial of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is seen at a vaccination centre in Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, amid the outbreak of coronavirus …”

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines appears to boost immune responses
Science Magazine – “In three recent studies, researchers have found that following one dose of the vaccine made by AstraZeneca with a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine …”

India’s Serum Institute, the world’s biggest Covid-19 vaccine manufacturer, is at the centre of global …
South China Morning Post – “… Several nations, including Nepal, entered into direct contracts with Serum and are now racing to find new suppliers. Topic | Coronavirus pandemic …”

Mix and match COVID-19 vaccines safe and effective: German study – “A new preprint study posted to the medRxiv* server shows an AstraZeneca’s ChAdOx1-nCov-19 and Pfizer/BioNTech BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine combination is immunologically superior to two AstraZeneca ChAdOx1-nCov-19 doses.”

Fauci says US must vaccinate more people before Delta becomes dominant Covid variant in America
CNBC – “U.S. health officials are scrambling to get more Americans vaccinated to keep … with a higher risk of hospitalization than the original “wild type” Covid-19 strain. Studies also show that two doses of the Pfizer or AstraZeneca shots are …”

COVID variants first found in India now detected in CT
CT Post – “Cases of B.1.617.2 comprised just over 3 percent of all positive COVID-19 … The AstraZeneca vaccine has not been approved for use in the United States…”

COVID-19 Vaccines Work Way Better Than We Had Ever Expected. Scientists Are Still Figuring Out …

BuzzFeed News – “The world desperately needs multiple COVID-19 vaccines to address the huge access … AstraZeneca’s vaccine is 60% effective against the strain.”

Rappler and vaccines: US politicized, hoarded, donated

TheManila Times – “Given the strong portfolio of vaccines that the US already has and that have been authorized by the FDA and given that the AstraZeneca vaccine is not ..”

Mixing and matching coronavirus vaccines may help tackle variants, early data suggests – “A small trial found mixing AstraZeneca and Pfizer may trigger an immune response almost four times stronger than two doses of the same shot.”

AstraZeneca second dose: Should I get the same vaccine or choose Pfizer or Moderna?
National Post – “People in Canada whose first dose of COVID-19 vaccine was AstraZeneca have a choice to make: They can either choose one of the mRNA vaccines …”

Better to stick with AstraZeneca or go mRNA for second dose?
Montreal Gazette – “Which vaccine should those who have had a first dose of AstraZeneca take for their second shot? With Canada’s National Advisory Committee on …”

US lifts DPA ratings on three COVID vaccines including AstraZeneca
The New Indian Express – “… India, the United States has decided to lift the Defense Production Act (DPA) ratings on three COVID vaccines – AstraZeneca, Novavax and Sanofi …”

Today’s coronavirus news: It is vital to get second vaccine dose when Delta variant is in the …
Toronto Star – “AstraZeneca recipients can book mRNA second shots through the provincial booking system on Monday. 2:50 p.m. As Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination …”

Top American civil rights leader urges Biden to release 60 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine for … – “The AstraZeneca vaccine has not been approved by the US and is unlikely to be used by the Biden administration. PTI; May 07, 2021, 14:50 IST. …”

US vaccine ‘gift’ to India may not be substantial
The Hindu – “… on the export of vaccine ingredients to AstraZeneca vaccine manufacturers … However, Ms. Smith made it clear that the AZ vaccines could only be …