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1.3 million in UK have had their Covid vaccine

BBC News

That includes some of the most vulnerable patients who should soon have "significant" protection against the virus.

Covid vaccine: What you need to know about vaccine safety

BBC News

"The MHRA are very experienced, we can be reassured if the regulator says the benefits clearly outweigh the risks, that should be the end of it really," says Dr Penny Ward, from King's College London and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine.

Covid vaccine: 'No decision' on under 50s vaccine plan

BBC News

"If phase one is completed then we will have protected hopefully over 99% of those individuals who are at risk of dying from Covid-19," Prof Wei Shen Lim, chairman of the JCVI said at a briefing at Downing Street.

AstraZeneca agrees to make COVID-19 vaccine for Europe

Boston Herald

Drugmaker AstraZeneca struck a deal Saturday to supply up to 400 million doses of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine to European Union countries, the latest in a series of agreements as scientists, governments and pharmaceutical companies race to combat the virus.

Coronavirus vaccine should be 'free of charge for all'

Al Jazeera

Past and present world leaders have urged that any eventual COVID-19 vaccines and treatments should be made available to everyone free of charge. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan were among more than 140 signatories of a letter saying vaccine should not be patented while the science should be shared among nations. The World Health Assembly (WHA), the policy-setting body of the World Health Organization, holds its annual general meeting next week. The signatories called on the WHA to rally behind the cause. "Governments and international partners must unite around a global guarantee which ensures that, when a safe and effective vaccine is developed, it is produced rapidly at scale and made available for all people, in all countries, free of charge," the letter said.