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

NSW records 1,035 new local COVID-19 cases and two deaths as 150,000 jabs administered – ABC News

NSW has set daily COVID-19 records for both new infections and vaccines, as Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced restrictions on weddings would be eased next week. Key points: There were 1,035 new COVID-19 cases identified in the 24 hours to 8:00pm yesterday — a new high for any Australian state or territory. There were also two deaths. … Read more

Coronavirus: Krispy Kreme offering 2 free doughnuts to people vaccinated against COVID-19 – WSB-TV Channel 2 – Atlanta

Officials with Krispy Kreme announced Wednesday that for one week, they will give two free doughnuts to people who show proof that they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19 to show support “for those who are protecting themselves and others by getting vaccinated.” People who show their vaccination cards between Aug. 30 and Sept. 5 will get … Read more

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: 62 new community cases – Chris Hipkins and Ashley Bloomfield – NZ Herald

Today’s Covid-19 case numbers are the highest since the Delta outbreak began and health officials won’t have a clear picture until tomorrow on the spread of cases during lockdown. The 62 new cases announced by director general of health Ashley Bloomfield have brought the total in the outbreak to 210. Six sub-clusters have emerged. More … Read more

COVID-19 was never supposed to get into Indigenous communities. Now it’s at the ‘doorstep’ – ABC News

It was the success story of the pandemic: no First Nations lives lost, and until  recently, COVID-19 hadn’t made its way to Indigenous communities.  Key points: Now, with critically low vaccination rates, Aboriginal communities fear the worst as a rapidly evolving outbreak hits communities already battling chronic illness and overcrowding. First Nations communities in western and … 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

With Pfizer approval, COVID-19 vaccine to become mandatory for troops

Service members not yet vaccinated against COVID-19 will have to sit down for their shots soon or risk administrative or criminal action. With the Food and Drug Administration’s announcement Monday that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has received full licensure, the Defense Department is working up a policy to begin requiring it for troops. “A timeline … 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 coronavirus: Vaccine mistake in Auckland sparks investigation – NZ Herald

By Charlie Dreaver for RNZ Five Aucklanders who turned up for their Covid-19 vaccine last month may have got a dose of saline solution instead but the Ministry of Health still has not told them. The ministry still has not being able say what will be done to ensure those affected will receive two full … 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