67 million children missed out on vaccines because of Covid, says Unicef
Vaccine coverage among children has declined in 112 countries and the percent of children vaccinated worldwide slipped 5 points to 81% – a low not seen since 2008.
Public response to booster jabs still unsatisfactory, says health minister
Dr Zaliha Mustafa however acknowledges a small increase in numbers.
Not enough data to support multiple annual Covid boosters, US CDC advisers say
Both the CDC and the FDA are working on how to best update Covid vaccines to target circulating variants annually, similar to flu vaccine campaigns.
White paper on Covid jabs not to find fault, says health minister
Dr Zaliha Mustafa says it is to improve the process for the future.
White paper on procurement of Covid jabs to be tabled in Parliament, says Anwar
The prime minister says that the procurement was made by the health minister at the time without the agreement of the attorney-general.
Australia to expand rollout of fifth Covid vaccine shot
Only severely immuno-compromised people had been recommended to take a fifth dose until now, the advice being to receive the booster three months after their fourth shot.
Updated Covid jabs prevented illness from latest variants, says US health agency
Lab studies had suggested that vaccine protection was lower against the XBB variants compared with prior variants, raising questions about how well the vaccines worked against these rising strains of the virus.
No stroke cases reported for Pfizer bivalent vaccine in clinical studies, says health DG
Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency will keep tabs on data and analysis on the use of the vaccine, which has yet to be deployed in Malaysia.
US health authorities see early signal of possible stroke link with Pfizer bivalent Covid shot
The CDC and FDA say the matter requires more investigation.
Next few weeks will tell, virologist says on impact of Omicron subvariants in Malaysia
Dr Muhammad Amir Yunus says efforts should be made to prevent any sudden increase in Covid-19 cases.
Frontliners, high-risk groups urged to get Covid booster jab
The health ministry cites the latest Covid-19 developments in China, where cases are surging.
EU backs new Omicron vaccines for first jabs
They can be used for both adults and children, the European Medicines Agency says.