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Britain starts vaccine campaign as Europe cases top 20 million
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Britain starts vaccine campaign as Europe cases top 20 million

Phil HAZLEWOOD with AFP bureaus - December 8, 2020

Britain became the first Western country to start a mass coronavirus vaccine campaign on Tuesday with a 90-year-old receiving the initial jab, as the number of cases…

Britain OKs vaccine as global Covid death toll nears 1.5 million
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Britain OKs vaccine as global Covid death toll nears 1.5 million

Jitendra JOSHI with AFP bureaus - December 2, 2020

Britain on Wednesday became the first western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, while Italy and Japan promised free inoculations for all even as…

US predicts ‘vaccines before Christmas’ as virus super-surge looms
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US predicts ‘vaccines before Christmas’ as virus super-surge looms

Issam Ahmed / AFP - November 30, 2020

Hopes for a first wave of vaccinations before the end of 2020 received a boost with US firm Moderna saying it was filing Monday for emergency authorization…

The race to obtain coronavirus vaccines in Latin America
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The race to obtain coronavirus vaccines in Latin America

AFP Bureaus - November 26, 2020

While the world waits for vaccine candidates to complete trials and pass safety tests, Latin American countries are accelerating negotiations and agreements to obtain millions of doses…

New vaccine breakthrough lifts global hope against pandemic
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New vaccine breakthrough lifts global hope against pandemic

AFP Bureaus - November 16, 2020

Global hopes of overcoming the coronavirus pandemic were boosted Monday after a second vaccine was found to be nearly 95% effective in a trial, bringing much-needed optimism…

CureVac launches second stage of vaccine clinical trials in Peru and Panama
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CureVac launches second stage of vaccine clinical trials in Peru and Panama

AFP - September 30, 2020

The German pharmaceutical company CureVac announced that it has started Phase 2 clinical trials of its experimental vaccine against Covid-19, a study that will be carried out…

Central American Bank approves $400 million to finance vaccines against Covid-19 in region
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Central American Bank approves $400 million to finance vaccines against Covid-19 in region

AFP - September 4, 2020

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) approved financing of $400 million for the purchase of vaccines against Covid-19 in the region, the president of the…

Costa Rica stresses importance of flu vaccine during pandemic
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Costa Rica stresses importance of flu vaccine during pandemic

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 4, 2020

The Costa Rican Social Security System (CCSS) on Monday began its annual nationwide influenza vaccine campaign. Costa Rica hopes to vaccinate 1.3 million people, according to CCSS…

Costa Rica begins nationwide HPV vaccination campaign
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Costa Rica begins nationwide HPV vaccination campaign

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 4, 2019

The Costa Rican Social Security System (Caja) began this week a nationwide campaign to vaccinate girls against the human papilloma virus, or HPV. With President Carlos Alvarado…

Costa Rica to begin administering HPV vaccine
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Costa Rica to begin administering HPV vaccine

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 25, 2019

The Social Security System (CCSS) announced Wednesday that Costa Rica will begin administering the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine as part of its basic vaccination schedule. Dr.…