European Commission to purchase millions more COVID-19 doses

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen shown speaking at a news conference on December 13 said Friday that member states can purchase up to 3 million more doses of coronavirus vaccines

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen shown speaking at a news conference on December 13 said Friday that member states can purchase up to 3 million more doses of coronavirus vaccines

It is the last Covid vaccine with final trial data published.

Scams include emails promising entry to supposedly secret lists for early vaccine access and robocallers impersonating government agencies.

The EU has ordered 80 million doses of the Moderna vaccine with an option for a further 80 million.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and Interpol, among others, have warned of emerging pandemic-related fraud schemes, saying false cures and vaccines advertised on fake websites could pose cyber threats and a significant risk to peoples' health, or even lives.

While studies have shown a single shot of Moderna's vaccine can promote resistance to COVID-19, scientists warn that limiting Americans to a single dose could come with risks.

His team said that his second jab would also be done in front of the media, without giving further details. Both vaccines require giving people two shots.

"Once endorsed by the EC, the label would state that after dilution, vials of Comirnaty contain six doses of 0.3 ml of vaccine", Pfizer said in a statement.

About 6.7 million Americans have so far received their first shot - far short of the target of 20 million by the end of 2020.

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In trials with more than 30,000, the Moderna vaccine offered almost 95% protection from severe Covid.

On Telegram, several channels claimed to offer COVID-19 vaccines, accompanied by stock images.

Both vaccines now authorized in the USA, developed by Pfizer and Moderna, require recipients to receive booster shots after three and four weeks, respectively.

"The member states know it - so they know how to handle it, they know the logistics behind it".

Cook stressed that European Union authorities "will closely monitor data on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine to ensure ongoing protection of the European Union public". Vaccine shipments and distribution are also tightly controlled by officials and will be administered at no cost. Authorities started vaccinations on December 19 using the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.

France's national health authority said Friday that it has approved Moderna's vaccine for people 18 and older, to be rolled out in the coming weeks. United Kingdom authorities also gave it the green light. It said side effects "were usually mild or moderate and got better within a few days after vaccination".

Despite the increased output, the USA remains well behind the goals set by Operation Warp Speed - the joint effort from the Department of Defense and the Department of Health and Human Services, which is tasked with distributing the vaccines. AstraZeneca did not respond to a request for comment.

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