Rokna: British drugmaker AstraZeneca said on Saturday its vaccine developed with the University of Oxford appeared to offer only limited protection against mild disease caused by the South African variant of COVID-19, based on early data from a trial.
Rokna: David Longden was among the first in Wales to be immunised against Covid-19 on Tuesday, December 8 - the inaugural day the first dose of the Pfizer jab was rolled out
Rokna: An initial Boots site is set to open in Halifax, West Yorkshire, in days, offering the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab, with further sites to open in the coming weeks
Rokna: The jab, which is cheaper and easier to roll out en masse than the Pfizer vaccine, was administered to 82-year-old Brian Pinker at Oxford University Hospital at 7.30am
Rokna: More than half a million doses of the Oxford and AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine will be available for rollout from Monday - how does it compare to the Pfizer jab and can you choose which one you get?
Rokna: The UK has suffered its deadliest day since April 24, when there were 1,010 fatalities from Covid-19, as Britain approved a new vaccine from Oxford University and AstraZeneca, and millions more in England will be moved to Tier 4 restrictions
Rokna: India exceeded 10 million infections of the new coronavirus on Saturday, much later than predicted only a month ago as the pace of infections slow, despite many in the country giving up on masks and social distancing.
Rokna: developed with pharma giant AstraZeneca - could speed up the UK’s vaccine rollout dramatically. Britain has ordered on 100million doses of the Oxford jab on top of 40million of the Pfizer vaccine