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Launch of the TABLE-UK COVID-19 vaccine: More than 4 million first doses given so far | Instant News


    LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Britain has given more than 4
million people a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine so far,
government statistics showed on Monday. 
    Britain is aiming to have made first doses of COVID-19
vaccines available to 15 million high-risk people by
mid-February. 
    Here are the latest figures on the progress to that target,
according to the government's coronavirus statistics portal.
        
  Country/Nation       First dose      Second dose
  United Kingdom        4,062,501          452,301
         England        3,520,056          427,386
       N Ireland          125,717           21,016
        Scotland          264,991            3,698
           Wales          151,737              201
 
 (Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Michael Holden)

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Fiocruz Brasil is delaying registration of the AstraZeneca vaccine pending fast track approval | Instant News


RIO DE JANEIRO, 14 Jan (Reuters) – Brazil’s biomedical center Fiocruz has re-submitted its request to register the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca PLC until next week, said its vice president Marco Krieger.

Fiocruz originally planned to make a request on Friday, but Krieger said it was best to wait for an emergency authorization request that Anvisa’s health regulator hopes will provide on Sunday.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca Editing by Chris Reese

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Fiocruz Brasil is delaying registration of the AstraZeneca vaccine pending fast track approval | Instant News


A health worker fills a syringe with a dose of the Oxford / AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the Appleton Village Pharmacy, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Widnes, England January 14, 2021. REUTERS / Jason Cairnduff

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s biomedical center Fiocruz has re-submitted its request to register the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca PLC until next week, said vice president Marco Krieger.

Fiocruz originally planned to make a request on Friday, but Krieger said it was best to wait for an emergency authorization request that Anvisa’s health regulator hopes will deliver on Sunday.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Edited by Chris Reese

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Brazil will start its COVID-19 vaccination with injections imported from China and India | Instant News


FILE PHOTOS: Employees inspect bottles containing CoronaVac, Sinovac Biotech’s vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Butantan biomedical production center in Sao Paulo, Brazil January 12, 2021. REUTERS / Amanda Perobelli

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s Health Ministry said on Wednesday that vaccination of the country’s population against COVID-19 will begin with vaccines imported from China and India as soon as its emergency use is approved by health regulator Anvisa, scheduled for Sunday.

Vaccination of the country’s population will take a maximum of 16 months, Deputy Health Minister Elcio Franco told a news conference. Brazil sent a plane to import 2 million doses of the AstraZeneca / University of Oxford vaccine made by India’s Serum Institute and has imported 6 million doses of the CoronVac vaccine made by China’s Sinovac Biotech.

Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Leslie Adler Editing by Leslie Adler

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UPDATE 1-Brazil is at its peak of 1,000 coronavirus deaths on average daily for the first time since August | Instant News


(Added weekly average calculation)

BRASILIA / SAO PAULO, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Brazil’s weekly death rate per day stood at 1,111 cases on Sunday, surpassing 1,000 deaths for the first time since early August, according to a Reuters tally.

In the week ending August 2, Brazil recorded 1,014 deaths on average per day, while the week ended at 1,111.

Brazil has recorded an additional 29,792 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, along with 469 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.

The country has registered more than 8.1 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 203,100, according to ministry data, the world’s second-deadliest coronavirus outbreak.

The increase in deaths in Brazil comes amid increasing pressure to speed up vaccine rollouts, which are lagging behind other regional countries. Mexico, Chile and Argentina have started immunizations.

The state health regulator Anvisa received on Friday an application for emergency use of the AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines. (Reporting by Anthony Boadle, in Brasilia, and Carolina Mandl, in Sao Paulo; editing by Diane Craft and Sam Holmes)

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