At a World Health Organization press briefing on the Covid-19 pandemic, United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, argues that maintaining unequal access to vaccines between rich and poor countries is not only "immoral" but also "stupid" because it risks allowing the rise of variants resistant to current vaccines.
The World Health Organization on Wednesday endorsed the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine, the first against the mosquito-borne disease that kills more than 400,000 people a year, mostly African children.
While the European Medicines Agency approved a third dose for people over 18-years-old, the agency said it was up to member states to decide whether to use them.
Wrapped in blankets, people wait overnight outside a vaccination centre to receive a second dose of the Russian-made Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine in the central Bolivian city of Cochabamba, a day after the late arrival of 370,000 Component II doses.
The FDA's limited approval comes weeks after US President Joe Biden's administration announced a sweeping plan that would allow nearly all American adults to get a third shot.
The BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine for 5 to 11 year olds could be approved in the US as early as October. Meanwhile, Australia plans to stop paying workers affected by lockdowns. Follow DW for the latest.
President Joe Biden receives his Covid-19 booster shot in line with US government health authorities' guidelines at the White House in Washington, DC.
Mandates in the US, France and elsewhere are requiring certain workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. But many say they'd rather leave a job than get the jab. Can an economy in crisis handle the blow?
With the second-lowest vaccination rate in the European Union, Romania is bracing for a fourth wave of the pandemic that looks set to overwhelm hospitals where medical staff are already stretched thin.
The announcement comes as coronavirus cases among children surge in the United States and other parts of the world.
Despite being offered COVID-19 shots near supermarkets, stadiums and even on trains, fewer people have been vaccinated in Germany than in many other European nations. Why is that?
A Malaysian bar is offering bottled cocktails named after well-known Covid-19 vaccines, with the alcoholic doses recommended to be served on the rocks. While pandemic-themed humour might not be to everyone's taste, the drinks - named Pfizermeister, Sinosour and ExtraGineca - and marketed as “lockdown boredom busters”, are proving popular.