Saturday, January 22, 2022


Pfizer, AZ boosters can be given 3 months after second jab, says Khairy

The interval between the second dose and booster jab for the two vaccines was originally fixed at six months.

AstraZeneca says third jab ‘significantly’ boosts Omicron antibodies

Levels of neutralising antibodies are higher with the booster jab than with individuals who had previously been infected and recovered naturally from Covid-19.

Covax allocates 4.7 million AstraZeneca jabs to North Korea

North Korea and Eritrea are the only countries that have yet to start their vaccination campaign against Covid-19, according to the WHO.

AstraZeneca Covid-19 antibody drug offers 83% protection over 6 months

AZD7442 or Evusheld is AstraZeneca's preventative Covid-19 shot for people who do not respond well to vaccines.

Conditional approval granted for AstraZeneca, Sinovac jabs as boosters

Health DG Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says this will apply to those who were initially vaccinated with the same type of jab.

Health ministry considering Sinovac, AstraZeneca for booster jabs

An announcement will be made once the Drug Control Authority comes to a decision.

European drug watchdog reviewing AstraZeneca anti-Covid cocktail

The drug comprises monoclonal antibodies which are administered to people already infected, to make up for deficiencies in the immune system.

AstraZeneca logs upbeat trial results from Covid drug

The group's treatment, known as AZD7442, has been undergoing phase 3 or final clinical trials to assess its safety and efficacy.

Global hits, local heroes: Covid-19 jabs around the world

An overview of more than 20 approved Covid-19 vaccines currently in use, and a few that fell by the wayside.

AstraZeneca jab shows 74% efficacy in US trial

There were no cases of severe or critical symptomatic Covid-19 among the more than 17,600 participants who got the vaccine, and no deaths.

Interval for AZ jabs cut again from 9 to 6 weeks

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin says this is to facilitate the vaccination of those who have received a first dose.

India posts most Covid cases in 2 months

Densely populated Kerala, on India's southern tip, accounted for nearly 70% of the 47,092 new infections and a third of deaths, a week after it celebrated its biggest festival.

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