Now advancing to Phase II trial, the vaccine shows 80 percent survival rate as US-based researchers reveal promising results in 10-year assessment.
Needle-free vaccines may persuade people who don't like getting a shot to get vaccinated, as well as help expand vaccination in poor countries because they are easier to administer.
The World Health Organization and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control say another Covid-19 wave is on the horizon in Europe, as cases rise 8 percent in a week.
The "bivalent" jab, made by Pfizer/BioNTech, is directed at the highly infectious BA.4 and BA.5 types of the variant.
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 two partners, makers of the Western world's most widely used Covid-19 shot, are currently discussing with regulators enhanced versions of their established shot to better protect against the Omicron variant and its sublineages.
Monkeypox vaccine is in stock "in many countries" and can be used against monkeypox, both before and after exposure to the virus, says Bavarian Nordic's vice president.
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.
A study on 1.3 million people aged 60 and older looked at data from the Israeli Ministry of Health database between January 10 and March 2, when the Omicron variant was predominant.
A 60-year-old man from eastern Germany is said to have received up to 90 shots against Covid-19 at vaccination centres in the eastern state of Saxony for months to sell forged passes.
Covid-19 has infected more than 446M and killed over 6M people worldwide. Here are some of the latest coronavirus-related developments:
Covid-19 has infected more than 441M people and killed nearly 6M worldwide. Here are some of the latest coronavirus-related developments:
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