The needle-free vaccine can be stored and administered more easily than intramuscular jabs and can trigger strong antibody responses, according to a Lancet report published in July 2021.
British drug regulators have become the first in the world to authorise an updated version of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine that aims to protect against the original virus and the Omicron variant.
The vaccine can now be used as a booster following the two-dose Vaxzevria schedule or by those who have been vaccinated by an mRNA vaccine, such as the ones by Pfizer and BioNTech or Moderna.
The tennis star has been placed under guard ahead of a federal court hearing regarding his possible deportation.
World number one has been drawn for his first-round match while Australia's immigration minister still considers whether to deport Djokovic over his Covid-19 vaccine exemption.
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BioNTech's Chief Executive Ugur Sahin says the established vaccine will likely prevent hospitalisation from the new Omicron virus variant and there is no reason to be particularly worried.
New cases were confirmed in Australia, Germany, UK and Italy, while Israel closes its borders to all foreigners in a bid to stem the spread of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
Police and protesters clashed in the Belgian capital Brussels, several Dutch and Austrian cities, and in the French Caribbean territory Guadaloupe.
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