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New Zealand dispenses record number of jabs at ‘Vaxathon’

New Zealand health care workers have administered a record number of vaccine jabs as the nation holds a festival aimed…

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US: States can order COVID shots for younger kids next week

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials are setting the stage for a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign for younger children, inviting…

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Pfizer-BioNTech ask EU agency to OK vaccine for kids 5-11

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer and biotechnology company BioNTech have requested to have their coronavirus vaccine licensed for children ages 5 to…

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FDA panel takes up tough questions on J&J COVID-19 boosters

U.S. health advisers are meeting to tackle who needs boosters of Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine and when By…

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UK: 43,000 may have received false negative COVID results

British health officials say an estimated 43,000 people may have been wrongly told they don’t have the coronavirus because of…

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Russia marks pandemic’s record of daily deaths, infections

Russia’s daily tolls of coronavirus infections and deaths have surged to another record, a quickly mounting figure that has put…

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Protests hit Italy as workplace anti-COVID norms go in force

Protests erupted in Italy on Friday on of Europe’s most stringent anti-coronavirus measure went into effect, requiring all workers, from…

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UK: 1000s may have gotten false negative COVID test results

British health officials say an estimated 43,000 people may have been wrongly told they don’t have the coronavirus because of…

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The Latest: Sri Lanka begins vaccinating 18-19 age group

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka is vaccinating 18- and 19-year-olds against the coronavirus as it expands the shots to…

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Russia struggles to meet global orders for Sputnik V vaccine

CARACAS, Venezuela — Esperita García de Perez got her first vaccination against COVID-19 in May. That, along with her Catholic…

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