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Millions of children around the world are being offered a Covid vaccine.Millions of children around the world are being offered a Covid vaccine.

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Britain will vaccinate children aged 12 to 15 as top medical officers recommended doing soBritain will vaccinate children aged 12 to 15 as top medical officers recommended doing so

UK to vaccinate over 12s against Covid

Do I need a Covid booster vaccine? The U.K. announced Tuesday it will offer a third dose of coronavirus vaccine to everyone over 50.Around 30 million people will be eligible for the boosters, which aim to protect against waning immunity among people who have had two vaccine doses.

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Two leaders of Kaiser Permanente argue that businesses, schools need to mandate vaccines, and local governments should require proof of vaccines for many activities.Two leaders of Kaiser Permanente argue that businesses, schools need to mandate vaccines, and local governments should require proof of vaccines for many activities.

Mandating vaccines, requiring proof of vaccination key to moving beyond COVID

London schools are being targeted by anti-vax protesters trying to stop them taking part in the Covid vaccination programme.London schools are being targeted by anti-vax protesters trying to stop them taking part in the Covid vaccination programme.

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Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said the plan for booster jabs for older patients can get underway quickly. Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said the plan for booster jabs for older patients can get underway quickly.

Covid booster jabs for over-50s 'can start immediately', says government expert - Daily Record

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has today (14/9) confirmed that booster doses will begin to be offered from next week.Health Secretary Sajid Javid has today (14/9) confirmed that booster doses will begin to be offered from next week.

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Top FDA regulators side with WHO on boosters, citing insufficient data.Top FDA regulators side with WHO on boosters, citing insufficient data.

Tension over boosters rises as FDA regulators quit and publicly blast Biden’s plan | Ars Technica

Top FDA regulators side with WHO on boosters, citing insufficient data.Top FDA regulators side with WHO on boosters, citing insufficient data.

Tension over boosters rises as FDA regulators quit and publicly blast Biden’s plan | Ars Technica

#COVID-19: UK to offer booster jabs to over 50s as Boris Johnson unveils #covidwinterplanThe booster shots, which will be rolled out beginning next week, were approved a day after the government also backed plans to offer one vaccine dose to 12-15 year olds.

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The WHO says it hopes to provide Africa with about 30 percent of the vaccines the continent needs by February.The WHO says it hopes to provide Africa with about 30 percent of the vaccines the continent needs by February.

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WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and a group of global health leaders today issued an urgent call for vaccine equity globally and in Africa in particular. The leaders stressed that the worst pandemic in the last hundred years will not end unless and until, there is genuine global cooperation on vaccine supply and access. They also reiterated the WHO’s global vaccination target for 70% of the population of all countries to be vaccinated by mid- 2022.  Dr Tedros was joined by Dr Seth Berkley, CEO Gavi, Strive Masiyima, AU Special Envoy for COVID- 19, Dr John Nkengasong, Africa CDC Director, Professor Benedict Oramah, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Afreximbank, Dr Vera Songwe, UN Under- Secretary- General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission For Africa and Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa. The press conference followed two days of meetings among the leaders, with Richard Hatchett, Chief Executive Officer of CEPI joining the meetings as well. Selected quotes: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Director-General, WHO“More than 5.7 billion doses have been administered globally, but only 2% of those have been administered in Africa.”“This doesn’t only hurt the people of Africa, it hurts all of us. The longer vaccine inequity persists, the more the virus will keep circulating and changing, the longer the social and economic disruption will continue, and the higher the chances that more variants will emerge that render vaccines less effective.”Strive Masiyima, AU Special Envoy for COVID- 19 "Vaccine sharing is good but we shouldn't have to be relying on vaccine sharing. Particularly when we can come to the table, put structures in place and say, we also want to buy.""American taxpayers, European taxpayers, they financed some of this intellectual property and it should be for the common good. So, it is not wrong that we say there should be waivers, it was for the common good. So, we ask for this IP to be made available.""It was a great miracle to have these vaccines, now let this miracle be available to all mankind."Dr John Nkengasong, Africa CDC Director  “We will not be able to achieve 60% of our population fully immunised if we do not fully explore and deploy the power of partnership, the power of cooperation, and the power of solidarity” … “We all have acknowledged now that vaccines are the only solution for us to get out of this pandemic collectively. That has to be done quickly.” Dr Vera Songwe, UN Under- Secretary- General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission For Africa “For every one month of lockdowns in the continent cost us $29 billion of production that was lost. For [the African continent], when we say that COVID-19 is an economic issue and we need to respond to it, to be able to recover and reset our economies, it is real. And for that we need financing and we need to see how we can bring together global financial structures to ensure that we can actually respond to this crisis”. “We know that scarcity means increased cost, and we cannot afford today as a continent that kind of scarcity.”Professor Benedict Oramah, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Afreximbank“Africa did not want to once again be at the bottom of queue in regard to vaccines because it was well known to everybody that economy recovery meant bringing the virus under control.”“It is important that we do this for the simple reason that countries want us to make sure that we do not fail, and make it difficult for us to recover quickly.”Dr Seth Berkley, CEO Gavi“Today’s meeting is important, as it symbolizes the spirit of partnership between COVAX, the African Union and AVATT: Africa needs more doses and together we will get them.”“We're poised to embark on the busiest period of what is the largest and most complex vaccine rollout in history. We've demonstrated that COVAX can work at scale, but it's really time for the world to get behind it.”Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director For Africa.“The question is sometimes asked do African countries have the capacity to absorb the vaccines? The simple answer is yes. The continuous challenge is that global supplies are not being shared in ways that will get the world out of this pandemic.”“Hundreds of WHO staff are on the ground, ready to support countries to expand vaccination sites and to manage the complexities of small deliveries of a variety of vaccines“. “What’s more, African countries have done this before – successfully implementing massive vaccination campaigns against polio, yellow fever and cholera.”  Notes for Editors WHO’s targets are to vaccinate at least 10% of the population of every country by September, at least 40% by the end of the year, and 70% globally by the middle of next year. These are the critical milestones we must reach together to end the pandemic. Almost 90% of high-income countries have now reached the 10% target, and more than 70% have reached the 40% target. Not a single low-income country has reached either target. Globally, 5.5 billion vaccine doses have been administered, but 80% have been administered in high- and upper-middle income countries.High-income countries have now administered almost 100 doses for every 100 people. Meanwhile, low-income countries have only been able to administer 1.5 doses for every 100 people, due to lack of supply. The world should spare no effort to increase vaccine supply for lower-income countries: this can be done by removing all the barriers to scaling up manufacturing including waiving IP, freeing up supply chains and technology transfer. As part of these efforts, in June, WHO and COVAX partners announced the first COVID mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub, to be set up in South Africa.High-income countries have promised to donate more than 1 billion doses, but less than 15% of those doses have materialised and manufacturers have promised to prioritize COVAX and low-income countries. The supply through COVAX and other sources will increase substantially in the coming months of this year. Countries need to prepare for this ramp up of available doses, for example with microplanning, expanded cold chain equipment, logistics, funding, and trained staff in place. COVAX has shipped more than 236.6 million doses to 139 participants as of 6th September 2021. Some 41 participants started their first campaigns thanks to COVAX. Safe and effective vaccines alone cannot solve the pandemic: Robust surveillance supported by rapid diagnostics, early clinical care and life- saving therapeutics, provided by well-trained health workers who are able to work in safe conditions. Public health and social measures are also vital to end the pandemic and accelerate global recovery.  WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and a group of global health leaders today issued an urgent call for vaccine equity globally and in Africa in particular. The leaders stressed that the worst pandemic in the last hundred years will not end unless and until, there is genuine global cooperation on vaccine supply and access. They also reiterated the WHO’s global vaccination target for 70% of the population of all countries to be vaccinated by mid- 2022.  Dr Tedros was joined by Dr Seth Berkley, CEO Gavi, Strive Masiyima, AU Special Envoy for COVID- 19, Dr John Nkengasong, Africa CDC Director, Professor Benedict Oramah, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Afreximbank, Dr Vera Songwe, UN Under- Secretary- General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission For Africa and Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa. The press conference followed two days of meetings among the leaders, with Richard Hatchett, Chief Executive Officer of CEPI joining the meetings as well. Selected quotes: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Director-General, WHO“More than 5.7 billion doses have been administered globally, but only 2% of those have been administered in Africa.”“This doesn’t only hurt the people of Africa, it hurts all of us. The longer vaccine inequity persists, the more the virus will keep circulating and changing, the longer the social and economic disruption will continue, and the higher the chances that more variants will emerge that render vaccines less effective.”Strive Masiyima, AU Special Envoy for COVID- 19 "Vaccine sharing is good but we shouldn't have to be relying on vaccine sharing. Particularly when we can come to the table, put structures in place and say, we also want to buy.""American taxpayers, European taxpayers, they financed some of this intellectual property and it should be for the common good. So, it is not wrong that we say there should be waivers, it was for the common good. So, we ask for this IP to be made available.""It was a great miracle to have these vaccines, now let this miracle be available to all mankind."Dr John Nkengasong, Africa CDC Director  “We will not be able to achieve 60% of our population fully immunised if we do not fully explore and deploy the power of partnership, the power of cooperation, and the power of solidarity” … “We all have acknowledged now that vaccines are the only solution for us to get out of this pandemic collectively. That has to be done quickly.” Dr Vera Songwe, UN Under- Secretary- General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission For Africa “For every one month of lockdowns in the continent cost us $29 billion of production that was lost. For [the African continent], when we say that COVID-19 is an economic issue and we need to respond to it, to be able to recover and reset our economies, it is real. And for that we need financing and we need to see how we can bring together global financial structures to ensure that we can actually respond to this crisis”. “We know that scarcity means increased cost, and we cannot afford today as a continent that kind of scarcity.”Professor Benedict Oramah, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Afreximbank“Africa did not want to once again be at the bottom of queue in regard to vaccines because it was well known to everybody that economy recovery meant bringing the virus under control.”“It is important that we do this for the simple reason that countries want us to make sure that we do not fail, and make it difficult for us to recover quickly.”Dr Seth Berkley, CEO Gavi“Today’s meeting is important, as it symbolizes the spirit of partnership between COVAX, the African Union and AVATT: Africa needs more doses and together we will get them.”“We're poised to embark on the busiest period of what is the largest and most complex vaccine rollout in history. We've demonstrated that COVAX can work at scale, but it's really time for the world to get behind it.”Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director For Africa.“The question is sometimes asked do African countries have the capacity to absorb the vaccines? The simple answer is yes. The continuous challenge is that global supplies are not being shared in ways that will get the world out of this pandemic.”“Hundreds of WHO staff are on the ground, ready to support countries to expand vaccination sites and to manage the complexities of small deliveries of a variety of vaccines“. “What’s more, African countries have done this before – successfully implementing massive vaccination campaigns against polio, yellow fever and cholera.”  Notes for Editors WHO’s targets are to vaccinate at least 10% of the population of every country by September, at least 40% by the end of the year, and 70% globally by the middle of next year. These are the critical milestones we must reach together to end the pandemic. Almost 90% of high-income countries have now reached the 10% target, and more than 70% have reached the 40% target. Not a single low-income country has reached either target. Globally, 5.5 billion vaccine doses have been administered, but 80% have been administered in high- and upper-middle income countries.High-income countries have now administered almost 100 doses for every 100 people. Meanwhile, low-income countries have only been able to administer 1.5 doses for every 100 people, due to lack of supply. The world should spare no effort to increase vaccine supply for lower-income countries: this can be done by removing all the barriers to scaling up manufacturing including waiving IP, freeing up supply chains and technology transfer. As part of these efforts, in June, WHO and COVAX partners announced the first COVID mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub, to be set up in South Africa.High-income countries have promised to donate more than 1 billion doses, but less than 15% of those doses have materialised and manufacturers have promised to prioritize COVAX and low-income countries. The supply through COVAX and other sources will increase substantially in the coming months of this year. Countries need to prepare for this ramp up of available doses, for example with microplanning, expanded cold chain equipment, logistics, funding, and trained staff in place. COVAX has shipped more than 236.6 million doses to 139 participants as of 6th September 2021. Some 41 participants started their first campaigns thanks to COVAX. Safe and effective vaccines alone cannot solve the pandemic: Robust surveillance supported by rapid diagnostics, early clinical care and life- saving therapeutics, provided by well-trained health workers who are able to work in safe conditions. Public health and social measures are also vital to end the pandemic and accelerate global recovery.  

Leaders Make Urgent Call To Accelerate Vaccination Globally And In Africa

More than 5.7 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but only 2% of them in Africa, said World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday.  |More than 5.7 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but only 2% of them in Africa, said World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday. 

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Africa wants to buy Covid-19 vaccines, rather than keep waiting for donor-funded doses to arrive, the African Union said Tuesday, imploring producers to give the continent a fair shot at market access.Africa wants to buy Covid-19 vaccines, rather than keep waiting for donor-funded doses to arrive, the African Union said Tuesday, imploring producers to give the continent a fair shot at market access.

Covid-19: African countries want to buy vaccines rather than waiting for donations, says AU | News24

Efforts to develop an African base for COVID-19 vaccine production will focus on trying to replicate Moderna's shot, but a lack of progress in talks with the U.S. company mean the project will take time, a senior WHO official told Reuters. The drive to produce vaccines in Africa is designed to help more developing countries access COVID-19 shots after rich nations bought up most of this year's supply. Moderna said last October it would not enforce patents related to its shot during the pandemic, raising hopes that other companies might be able to copy it and help boost COVID-19 vaccine production.Efforts to develop an African base for COVID-19 vaccine production will focus on trying to replicate Moderna's shot, but a lack of progress in talks with the U.S. company mean the project will take time, a senior WHO official told Reuters. The drive to produce vaccines in Africa is designed to help more developing countries access COVID-19 shots after rich nations bought up most of this year's supply. Moderna said last October it would not enforce patents related to its shot during the pandemic, raising hopes that other companies might be able to copy it and help boost COVID-19 vaccine production.

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Booster shot revenue could be at risk.Booster shot revenue could be at risk.

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Health officials have stated that the makers of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will soon be seeking approval for vaccine authorization in children as young as 5.The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only COVID vaccine approved for adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 in the U.S.

A Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Coming Soon for Children Under 12 | Shape

Was the testing of COVID-19 vaccines experimental? Elizabeth Finkel explains why the vaccines were so quickly produced and deployed at a global scale.Some people claim that the testing of the vaccines was rushed, but that’s not true. Elizabeth Finkel explains why the vaccines were so quickly produced and deployed at a global scale.

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African health officials were surprised by the announcement that the COVAX effort to give vaccines to low-and middle-income countries is again lowering its delivery expectations.African health officials were surprised by the announcement that the COVAX effort to give vaccines to low-and middle-income countries is again lowering its delivery expectations.

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UK set for COVID booster programme as PM Johnson sets out winter plan | 2021-09-15 03:00:00UK set for COVID booster programme as PM Johnson sets out winter plan | 2021-09-15 03:00:00

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The latest French news and information explained in English with help guides for residents and second homeowners in France. Login or Subscribe to The Connexion.French study raises concerns over Johnson & Johnson vaccine 'failures'

French study raises concerns over Johnson & Johnson vaccine 'failures'

UK News: LONDON: Schoolchildren aged between 12 and 15 years will be offered a first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine starting next week, the UK go.UK News: LONDON: Schoolchildren aged between 12 and 15 years will be offered a first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine starting next week, the UK go.

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UK News: LONDON: Schoolchildren aged between 12 and 15 years will be offered a first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine starting next week, the UK go.UK News: LONDON: Schoolchildren aged between 12 and 15 years will be offered a first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine starting next week, the UK go.

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All the COVID-19 news you need to know this week. Kids younger than 12 are not yet eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, and it's still not completely clear when that authorization might happen.All the COVID-19 news you need to know this week. Kids younger than 12 are not yet eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, and it's still not completely clear when that authorization might happen.

Vaccines for kids ages 5 to 11 could be available by Halloween | Popular Science

The Long-Term Safety Argument over COVID-19 Vaccines from Boston Review. Concerns about long-term side effects have helped fuel vaccine hesitancy. An immunologist explains why we can be confident in long-term safety.Concerns about long-term side effects have helped fuel vaccine hesitancy. An immunologist explains why we can be confident in long-term safety.

The Long-Term Safety Argument over COVID-19 Vaccines | Boston Review

Additional COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are not needed for the general population, leading scientists including two departing senior U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials and several from the World Health Organization (WHO) said in an article published in a medical journal on Monday.

COVID-19 vaccine boosters not widely needed: FDA, WHO scientists - CGTN

It’s been a tough month. We’re seeing the delta variant spread like wildfire through our communities. COVID-19 transmissions have increased and state hospitalization rates have reached an all-time…It’s been a tough month. We’re seeing the delta variant spread like wildfire through our communities. COVID-19 transmissions have increased and state hospitalization rates have reached an all-time…

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Children themselves will, on balance, benefit from being vaccinated says paediatrician Russell VinerChildren themselves will, on balance, benefit from being vaccinated says paediatrician Russell Viner

As a paediatrician, I believe it’s right to vaccinate young people aged 12 to 15 | Russell Viner | The Guardian

Some independent and government scientists argue that booster shots for the general public are unneeded for now, though those over 65 may benefit.Some independent and government scientists argue that booster shots for the general public are unneeded for now, though those over 65 may benefit.

The Covid-19 Booster Plan Is Looking Really Messy

People aged 12 to 15 in England will be offered one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, following advice from the four UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), the Health and Social Care Secretary has announced today (Monday 13 September).People aged 12 to 15 in England will be offered one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, following advice from the four UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), the Health and Social Care Secretary has announced today (Monday 13 September).

Young people aged 12 to 15 in England to be offered one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

A new article published in The Lancet is arguing against broadly administering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. The article is co-authored by two of the FDA's top vaccine advisors, both of whom recently announced they were stepping down from their positions.A new article published in The Lancet is arguing against broadly administering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots at this point in time. The article is co-authored by two of the US Food and Drug Administration’s top vaccine advisors, both of whom recently announced they were stepping down from their positions.

Experts argue COVID-19 vaccine boosters should be delayed

An editorial in the Lancet questions whether there is sufficient data to justify COVID-19 booster shots for all. The debate calls into question whether the Biden administration's proposed plan to roll out booster doses to fully vaccinated individuals will come to fruition.An editorial in the Lancet questions whether there is sufficient data to justify COVID-19 booster shots for all. The debate calls into question whether the Biden administration's proposed plan to roll out booster doses to fully vaccinated individuals will come to fruition.

Are Booster Shots Necessary? | Health.com

The third dose should be offered to people no earlier than six months after completing their primary course of the vaccine.The third dose should be offered to people no earlier than six months after completing their primary course of the vaccine.

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All children aged 12-15 will be offered COVID-19 vaccinations, Britain  announced Monday, following the advice of four top medical officers.All children aged 12-15 will be offered COVID-19 vaccinations, Britain  announced Monday, following the advice of four top medical officers.

UK to vaccinate over 12s against COVID-19 | GMA News Online

Any gain "will not outweigh the benefits of providing initial protection to the unvaccinated," one expert says.Any gain "will not outweigh the benefits of providing initial protection to the unvaccinated," one expert says.

Global experts pan wider use of COVID vaccine booster dose | CIDRAP

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Less than 3.5% of Africans are vaccinated against COVID-19, far short of its official target of 60%, John Nkengasong, director of Africa's Centers for Disease Control, said on Tuesday.Less than 3.5% of Africans are vaccinated against COVID-19, far short of its official target of 60%, John Nkengasong, director of Africa's Centers for Disease Control, said on Tuesday.

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An expert advisory panel recommends that the British government offer a third COVID-19 vaccine dose to everyone over 50 beginning in the fall.An expert advisory panel recommends that the British government offer a third COVID-19 vaccine dose to everyone over 50 beginning in the fall.

COVID vaccine booster shots recommended in UK for all over 50 - Los Angeles Times