Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) Home Healthcare Service (HHS) has started administering the Covid-19 vaccine to its registered housebound patients to protect them against the disease.
If parents fully vaccinated against Covid-19 return from abroad with children ineligible for vaccination, it is under consideration to make them sign an undertaking to keep the children under home quarantine for seven days.
Two of the South African government's top advisers on Covid-19 backed Pfizer's vaccine on Friday, despite a study earlier this week showing that the dominant local coronavirus variant may reduce protective antibodies it triggers.
A Pakistani lab will soon receive Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine for commercial sale, a company official said on Sunday, making Pakistan one of the first countries to market shots privately as it scrambles to secure supplies.
France on Friday recommended that people who have already recovered from Covid-19 receive a single vaccine dose, becoming the first country to issue such advice.
Europe's drugs regulator said on Friday it had launched a real-time review of CureVac's Covid-19 vaccine to speed up potential approvals and bring more shots to the region reeling from a surge in infections.
Access to the Covid-19 vaccine will play a critical role in the recovery ahead in the Middle East and Central Asia region, said Jihad Azour, director, Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Sinovac Biotech said on Saturday that its unit's Covid-19 vaccine has been formally approved for use by the general public by China's medical products regulator.
Pakistan has secured 17 million doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine under a global scheme to deliver coronavirus treatments to developing nations, a government health official said on Saturday.
The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has applauded India for its role in Covid-19 vaccine development highlighting that 'India's vaccine production capacity is one of the best assets the world has today'.
People who have had contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 should delay taking the second dose of the vaccine by 14 days from the date of contact, a senior Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) official has said.