WHO suspends UN supply of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin

The World Health Organization said on Saturday it has suspended supply through United Nations agencies of Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin, produced by Bharat Biotech, to allow the manufacturer to upgrade facilities and address deficiencies found in an inspection. The WHO asked countries that have received the vaccine to take appropriate actions, according to the statement, but … Read more

WHO suspends UN supply of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin vaccine for COVID-19

April 2 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said on Saturday it has suspended supply through United Nations agencies of COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, produced by India’s Bharat Biotech, to allow the manufacturer to upgrade facilities and address deficiencies found in an inspection. The WHO asked countries that have received the vaccine to take appropriate actions, … Read more

World Health Organization warns next pandemic could be from insect-borne disease or Arbovirus

World Health Organization has sounded the alarm on the next potential pandemic – which could be spread by insects. On Thursday, the WHO launched the Global Arbovirus Initiative in an effort to implement an “integrated strategic plan to tackle emerging and re-emerging arboviruses with epidemic and pandemic potential focusing on monitoring risk, pandemic prevention, preparedness, … Read more

WHO recommends COVID-19 boosters in reverse

The World Health Organization (WHO) updated its vaccine guidance on Tuesday to recommend the administration of COVID-19 booster shots, marking a reversal from what the United Nations organization has previously said about additional vaccine doses. In a statement, the WHO said the Technical Advisory Group on COVID-19 Vaccine Composition “strongly supports urgent and broad access … Read more