WHO recommends malaria vaccine that will be rolled out next year
Malaria kills over 600,000 each year globally, most of them children in Africa.
Hungarian and US scientists win Nobel for Covid-19 vaccine discoveries
The award-giving body says they 'contributed to the unprecedented rate of vaccine development during one of the greatest threats to human health in modern times'.
Who should get a Covid vaccine this year?
The US Food and Drug Administration approved the shots for those aged 12 and above, and authorised them for emergency use in children aged 6 months through 11 years.
Moderna says updated Covid vaccine is effective against newer variant
The company has said its shot generated an 8.7-fold increase in neutralising antibodies in humans against BA.2.86, which is being tracked by the WHO and the CDC.
England accelerates vaccine programmes due to new Covid variant
Scientists have said BA.2.86, an offshoot of the Omicron variant, is unlikely to cause a devastating wave of severe disease and death, given immune defences built up worldwide from vaccination and prior infection.
EU regulators back Pfizer's updated vaccine for dominant Omicron subvariant
The vaccine is to be used for preventing Covid-19 in adults and children with a dosage dependent on previous vaccinations.
AstraZeneca facing two London lawsuits over Covid-19 jabs
The two cases are the first lawsuits brought in England and Wales over an adverse reaction to a Covid-19 vaccine.
With Eris on the rise, US CDC sees no major shift in Covid variants
Manufacturers have created new versions of their vaccine, which were updated to target the so-called XBB.1.5 subvariant that was dominant earlier this year in order to more closely resemble the circulating virus.
Vietnam approves commercial use of first African swine fever vaccines
The approval of the vaccines could pave the way for possible sales abroad, a major breakthrough to tackle the deadly animal disease that regularly ravages pig farms worldwide.
Only 2.5% Malaysians have taken second Covid-19 booster shot
Negative attitudes towards vaccines combined with increased confidence after primary vaccine series are factors associated with hesitancy towards booster doses.
Malaysia to receive 2.7 million Covid bivalent jabs to replace expiring stock
Deputy Health Minister Lukanisman Awang Sauni says his ministry might need to destroy the expired vaccines as only 2.5% of the population has taken a second booster shot.
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.
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