Turkey: 4th vaccination offered to health workers

Turkey’s Health Ministry has announced that health workers and priority groups are now eligible to receive a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the country’s efforts to combat the resurgence of the disease....More...

Singapore: significant risk of vaccine breakthrough with the Sinovac #coronavirus vaccine

There is a significant risk of “vaccine breakthrough” with the Sinovac vaccine, or CoronaVac, with international evidence showing that many who had taken it were later infected with COVID-19, said the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) director of medical services Kenneth Mak on Friday, 18 June 2021....More...

EU: ECHR throws fuel on the #coronavirus vaccination fire – backs mandatory jabs for kids

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that democratic governments can make vaccinations obligatory, in a landmark judgement rejecting complaints brought by Czech families penalised for refusing compulsory jabs for their children....More...

Two more dead in Hong Kong after getting Sinovac #coronavirus vaccine

Two more people have died after getting the Sinovac Covid-19 jab, Hong Kong health authorities revealed on Saturday night

In total, six people have died locally after receiving the [Chinese] mainland-made Sinovac shots, although experts concluded there were no direct links to the jabs in the first two deaths and they were still looking into the other cases.… ...More...

Sinovac #Coronavirus #Vaccine “significantly less effective than what previous data suggested”

The São Paulo-based Butantan Institute – which is running final-stage clinical trials for CoronaVac, manufactured by Beijing-based Sinovac – submitted new data to Brazil’s health regulator on Tuesday, listing an efficacy rate of 50.4 per cent.… ...More...