(Updated 3:59 p.m.) Commit to a vaccination timeline before making public statements, Sen. Risa Hontiveros told the National Task Force Against COVID-19, amid several delays in the shipment of the badly-needed jabs.
The federal health critic's comments come as this week's shipment of Moderna's vaccine had 50,000 doses less than promised, while only one-fifth of Pfizer's shipment was received.
For low- and middle-income countries, just obtaining doses has been a challenge. And now concerns are being raised about the effectiveness of the more affordable AstraZeneca option.
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Appointments already scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday are not affected.
Experts warn that the current pace of vaccinations won’t just prolong coronavirus restrictions. It could also make it more likely that new “escape variants” will emerge that infect the previously immune.
The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program will roll out to 119 Walmart and Sam’s Club locations across 34 counties in Florida and Publix will expand to nearly 600 locations across 41 counties beginning this week, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday.
Delaying second vaccine doses could save the lives of more vulnerable people. The risk of more coronavirus mutations could be the price we pay.
Thanks to President Trump’s fast-tracking the process for developing and approving vaccines in America, we currently have two anti-COVID vaccines available, one from Moderna and one from Pfizer. Both of these vaccines use mRNA to trigger the bo
Syria’s health minister says his government has procured coronavirus vaccines from a friendly country he declined to name