The Health Ministry (MoH), through the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA), will ensure that the Covid-19 vaccine approved to be registered and marketed in Malaysia is safe, of good quality and has optimum efficacy according to requirements set by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Every week, we are getting more positive news about the range of vaccines in development, and thanks to the work of our taskforce the United Kingdom has pre-ordered hundreds of millions of doses from those companies most advanced in their work.
The positive developments around the coronavirus vaccine are likely to bode well for the risk sentiment and the pound, as the EU-UK push towards reaching a Brexit trade deal as early as the next week.
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When are we getting the vaccine, what are we getting cause there's different types, and how much are we getting. Ford said he will have more to say Friday about the province's plan to roll out a vaccine when it is available.
A spokesperson for Oxford University said additional data from global trials would help researchers assess the vaccine's efficacy among a more diverse population.
Dr. Michael Gardam, an infectious disease specialist at Women's College Hospital in Toronto, said AstraZeneca nearly needs to start the clinical trial over again.
Nonetheless, Britain's top science adviser said the interim results showed the AstraZeneca vaccine was successful.
20 it had formally asked its medical regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), to assess the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for its suitability, the first step in making it available outside the United States. Five out of the six require two doses, including the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine. Share with us your thoughts in the comment section below.
Moncef Slaoui, scientific adviser for the US government's vaccine program Operation Warp Speed, has noted that no-one in the sub-group that got the initial half dose was older than 55 - suggesting that regimen's efficacy in older people was unproven. They represent one leg of a chain, which will extend from Chicago to distribution hubs around the US.