Moderna COVID-19 vaccine gets Health Canada approval for kids 12+ – National |

As the Delta variant rages through unvaccinated populations in Canada ahead of the back-to-school season, children aged 12 and up will now be able to get the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Health Canada authorized the use of the highly effective mRNA vaccine for Canadian children between the ages of 12 and 17 on Friday morning. The … Read more

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans COVID-19 vaccine mandates | The Texas Tribune

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday announced an executive order banning COVID-19 vaccine mandates regardless of a vaccine’s approval status with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He also said he was adding the issue to … Read more

Thailand on track to get 100 million shots in arms by year end, official says – Thailand News – ASEAN NOW formerly Thai Visa Forum

So if the government buy another 12m Sinovac, they could reach their target. I really hope it goes perfectly because Thai people could sure use a break. Yesterday Astra Zeneca to deliver 61 million doses ……… Now only 7 million doses a month 4×7 = 28 million and the new of yesterday if the 61 … Read more

Covid-19 and Pfizer Vaccine Live News Updates: FDA and Delta Variant – The New York Times

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for people 16 and up, making it the first to move beyond emergency use status in the United States. The decision will set off a cascade of vaccine requirements by hospitals, colleges, corporations and other organizations. United Airlines recently announced that … Read more

MOH reports deaths of 91-year-old woman & 87-year-old man due to Covid-19 complications – Mothership.SG – News from Singapore, Asia and around the world

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported two deaths due to complications from Covid-19 infection on Sunday (August 22). 91-year-old unvaccinated woman A 91-year-old female Permanent Resident passed away from complications due to Covid-19 infection on August 22. According to MOH, her case was first reported on August 3. She had developed symptoms on July 30, … Read more

U.S. will send 8.5 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Mexico

MEXICO CITY — The United States will send Mexico 8.5 million more doses of Covid-19 vaccine as the delta variant drives the country’s third wave of infections, Mexican officials said Tuesday. Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said the U.S. government will send AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines, though the latter hasn’t yet been approved by Mexican … Read more

‘Time has come’: Fauci hopeful COVID-19 vaccines will get full FDA approval within weeks – National |

The U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said Sunday that he was hopeful the Food and Drug Administration will give full approval to the COVID-19 vaccine by month’s end and predicted the potential move will spur a wave of vaccine mandates in the private sector as well as schools and universities. The … Read more

Why Delta COVID-19 variant could put younger people at risk of deadly cardiac complications – ABC News

The Delta COVID-19 variant could be putting young, healthy people at greater risk of fatal heart complications, according to the director of Australia’s leading cardiac research centre. Key points: While earlier strains of the virus were most deadly among the elderly, Professor Jason Kovacic, from Sydney’s Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, said there was evidence to suggest Delta … Read more

Individuals with allergic reactions to first dose of mRNA Covid-19 vaccines can take Sinovac for second, will be considered fully vaccinated – Mothership.SG – News from Singapore, Asia and around the world

Individuals who have received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, but are unable to receive the second dose due to allergic reactions, will be invited to take the Sinovac vaccine instead. According to Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary, any individual who receives one dose of the mRNA vaccine, experiences … Read more

Offspring drummer Pete Parada says band cut him loose over COVID-19 vaccine decision

Pete Parada, longtime drummer for the Offspring, has gone public with his decision not to get the COVID-19 vaccine, saying he wants to share his story “so that anyone else experiencing the agony and isolation of getting left behind right now — knows they’re not entirely alone.” His story also has consequences: Parada says he’s … Read more