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EU and COVID-19: When a vaccine only adds to the trouble

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders no longer meet around a common oval summit table to broker their famed compromises. Instead, each of the 27 watches the other heads of state or government with s...

Thailand faces growing outbreak ahead of New Year travel

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities struggled to contain a growing coronavirus outbreak just days before the country’s traditional Songkran New Year’s holiday, when millions of people tr...

Stalled at first jab: Vaccine shortages hit poor countries

As many as 60 countries, including some of the world’s poorest, might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global program int...

Stalled at first jab: Vaccine shortages hit poor countries

LONDON (AP) — As many as 60 countries, including some of the world’s poorest, might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global pro...

After delays, South Africa announces mass vaccination drive

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — After a false start and an unconventional test run, South Africa on Friday announced the launch of its mass vaccination campaign against COVID-19 with a goal of inoculating more th...

Hungary to assist Slovakia in inspection of Russian vaccine

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Slovakia’s deputy prime minister traveled to Hungary to ask for assistance in inspecting doses of the Russian-made COVID-19 vaccine, a day after Russia demanded Slovakia retur...

Self-paid COVID vaccine to be available in Taiwan soon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will begin offering self-paid coronavirus vaccine doses to those who need to travel abroad as early as the end of April, according to Central Epidemic Command Cente...

Taiwan to offer COVID vaccine to 2nd, 3rd priority groups

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will begin administering coronavirus vaccine doses to people in the second and third priority groups on Monday (April 12) as the country seeks to accelerate its vac...

ECHR rules obligatory vaccination may be necessary

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg ruled Thursday that compulsory vaccinations are legal and may be necessary in democratic societies. The ruling came following conclusion of a c...

Australia receives AstraZeneca vaccines through UK — report

Australia received batches of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine through the United Kingdom, but the shipment was not announced to avoid controversy in Britain, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Thursd...

Belgium imposes ban on AZ jabs for people under 56

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium is disregarding Wednesday’s advice from the European Union’s drug regulator and imposing a four-week ban on administering the AstraZeneca vaccine to people aged under 56. ...

Hungary lifts some restrictions despite virus death spike

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's government lifted several lockdown restrictions on Wednesday, even as some doctors and medical experts urged caution after a record-breaking day of COVID-19 deaths. ...

Hungary to ease lockdown after hitting vaccination milestone

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister says some lockdown restrictions will be lifted Wednesday after more than a quarter of the population has been inoculated with at least one dose of COV...

Official: EU agency to confirm AstraZeneca blood clot link

ROME (AP) — A top official at the European Medicines Agency said in an interview published Tuesday there is a causal link between AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine and rare blood clots, but that it's ...

Serbia's leader chooses Chinese-made vaccine for own shot

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic finally rolled up his sleeve for a coronavirus vaccine Tuesday and to encourage his country's increasingly skeptical citizens to get the shot...