India reports a record 145,384 COVID-19 infections

NEW DELHI - India reported a record 145,384 new COVID-19 cases, health ministry data showed on Saturday, as the country grappled with a overwhel...

Vaccitech, startup behind AstraZeneca-Oxford's COVID-19 vac...

Biotech startup Vaccitech Plc, which owns the technology behind the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca Plc, filed for a...

Ireland adds U.S., France, Italy to tough hotel quarantine...

DUBLIN - Ireland added the United States, Canada, Belgium, France and Italy to its list of countries where arrivals will be subject to mandatory...

U.S. administers 178.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines:...

- The United States had administered 178,837,781 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Friday morning and distributed 233,591,955 dos...

Ireland adds U.S., France, Italy, Canada to hotel quarantin...

DUBLIN - Ireland added the United States, Canada, Belgium, France and Italy to its list of countries where arrivals will be subject to mandatory...

Italy not in talks for more COVID-19 vaccines with Moderna...

ROME -Italy's government is not in negotiations with Moderna Inc to buy new doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, a government official said on Friday, fol...

COVID-battered Malta to pay tourists who visit this summer

VALLETTA - Aiming to revive its tourism industry and get ahead of rival destinations, Malta plans to offer foreign visitors a handout of up to 2...

Brazil's Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro ease restrictions despit...

By Eduardo Simões and Rodrigo Viga Gaier SAO PAULO - Brazil's Sao Paulo state and the city of Rio de Janeiro are easing restrictio...

Italy eases COVID-19 curbs as infections decline, but death...

ROME - Lockdown measures will be eased from Monday in six Italian regions, the health ministry ruled on Friday, even as the nationwide daily dea...

White House says J&J remains committed to meeting its COVID...

WASHINGTON - The Biden administration says Johnson & Johnson remains committed to meeting its COVID-19 vaccine contract of delivering close...

J&J COVID-19 vaccine under EU review over blood clots

By Pushkala Aripaka and Julie Steenhuysen - Europe's drug regulator said on Friday that it is reviewing rare blood clots in four p...

Pfizer, BioNTech seek U.S. emergency nod for COVID-19 vacci...

- Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech SE said on Friday they have requested the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expand the emergency...

City of Nice opens France's biggest mass vaccination site

NICE, France - Authorities in the city of Nice on Friday launched what they called France's biggest COVID-19 mass vaccination facility, with the...

Pfizer, BioNTech request expanded emergency use of COVID-19...

- Pfizer Inc and german partner BioNtech SE on Friday said they have requested U.S. regulatory agencies to expand the emergency use of their COV...

Unwanted vaccines needed to help poor countries catch up, i...

By Stephanie Nebehay and Douglas Busvine - Doses of vaccines rejected as countries fine-tune their inoculation campaigns will go t...

COVAX aims to deliver one-third of a billion COVID-19 vacci...

WASHINGTON/GENEVA - The COVAX vaccine sharing facility aims to deliver one third of a billion COVID-19 doses by mid-year, Seth Berkley, ceo of t...

White House says J&J COVID-19 shot shipments to be low unti...

- Johnson & Johnson will ship relatively few COVID-19 shots around the United States until it receives regulatory clearance for a large vacc...

World Bank says to commit $2 billion to vaccines in develop...

WASHINGTON - The World Bank Group will have committed $2 billion in financing by the end of April for vaccine purchases, development and manufac...

New Slovak PM seeks to mollify Russia in vaccine row

By Radoslav Stoklasa and Robert Muller BRATISLAVA -Slovakia's new prime minister sought to defuse a row with Russia over a COVID-19 va...

German plant aims to make up to 10 million doses of Sputnik...

By Polina Nikolskaya and Polina Ivanova MOSCOW - Russian pharmaceutical firm R-Pharm expects to produce up to 8-10 million doses...

WHO chief laments 'shocking imbalance' in COVID-19 shot dis...

GENEVA -There is a "shocking imbalance" in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide and most countries do not have anywhere near enough shots...