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Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12

COVID-19 vaccines finally are headed for more kids as U.S. regulators on Monday expanded use of Pfizer's shot to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect middle and high school students before...

EU insists dispute with AstraZeneca is only contractual

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission insisted Monday it still trusts the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and that its dispute with the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker is only contractual. ...

Vaccine a shot in the arm for Campbell's Olympic preparation

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australian swimmer Cate Campbell has had to incorporate something new into her fine-tuning as she prepares for a fourth Olympics. The two-time Olympic gold...

COVID: What's behind Pakistan's low vaccination rate?

As other South Asian countries roll out their vaccine programs, critics have said that Pakistan's vaccination drive is moving along at a much slower rate. As of May 6, Pakistan had vaccinated 3.3...

The Latest: Joint venture aims to make 1B doses for Chinese

BEIJING — A Chinese pharmaceutical company and BioNTech SE, the co-developer of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, are setting up a joint venture in China with the capacity to manufacture up to 1 billion do...

The Latest: India's double whammy: Rising cases, few shots

NEW DELHI — India opened vaccinations to all adults this month, hoping to tame a disastrous coronavirus surge sweeping the country, but since then the pace of administering the shots has only dropped,...

As cases grow, India's vaccination campaign falters

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Since India opened vaccinations to all adults this month, hoping to tame a disastrous coronavirus surge sweeping across the country, the pace of administering the shots has dro...

Vaccine deserts: Some countries have no COVID-19 jabs at all

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — At the small hospital where Dr. Oumaima Djarma works in Chad's capital, there are no debates over which coronavirus vaccine is the best. There are simply no va...

Coronavirus: EU hasn't placed any new AstraZeneca orders

The European Union has not yet placed any new orders for AstraZeneca vaccines beyond June when the current contract ends, European Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton said on Sunday. "We...

States scale back vaccine orders as interest in shots wanes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — States asked the federal government this week to withhold staggering amounts of COVID-19 vaccine amid plummeting demand for the shots, contributing to a growing U.S. stockpile of ...

Taiwan pilot tests positive for COVID after first jab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed on Saturday (May 8) that an airline pilot and a relative have been infected with COVID-19. Together with three new imported cases, they bring the total...

COVID: EU seals new BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine deal

The European Commission has struck a deal with BioNTech-Pfizer to buy up to 1.8 billion additional doses of their COVID-19 vaccine, President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Saturday. The deal come...

After lull, cases spread in Vietnam's cities, provinces

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — After over a month with no local infections, Vietnam has recorded 176 confirmed coronavirus cases from several outbreaks that have spread to 19 provinces during the past 10 days,...

UK to offer under-40s alternative to AstraZeneca shot

LONDON (AP) — People under 40 in Britain will not be given the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine if another shot is available because of a link to extremely rare blood clots, the government said ...

Doctors in Nepal warn of major crisis as virus cases surge

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Across the border from a devastating surge in India, doctors in Nepal warned Friday of a major crisis as daily coronavirus cases hit a record and hospitals were running out of ...