.London, UK
A study was conducted by Oxford University to find out the effects of mixing doses of two vaccines. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Participants in the study received the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine and the second dose of Pfizer's shot
  • They also switched the order of vaccines
  • In France, those who had received the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine can get Pfizer's as their second dose

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
(Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • 14 votes were recorded in favour of the recommendation
  • One member abstained their vote
  • FDA approved the emergency use for children above age 12 in US just days ago

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
People who are not vaccinated are giving room to the virus to spread, say experts. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The rate of COVID-19 cases in young kids and teens began surpassing that of those of age 65 and above
  • Unvaccinated people are giving the variant room to spread, which may be worrisome especially for children
  • Children may be more prone to infections in states with low vaccination rates

.Tuscany, Italy
The accidental vaccine dose was given at Noa hospital in Tuscany, central Italy. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The woman has now been discharged from the hospital
  • She was kept under strict observation for 24 hours
  • The hospital said that the incident was "maybe just human error, definitively not on purpose"

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
In clinical trial, the vaccine has showed 100% efficacy. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • This is the first COVID-19 vaccine authorised for use in adolescents in the US
  • Pfizer jab is already in use for people age 16 and older
  • Expanding the usage opens vaccinations to nearly 17 million more people

.Berlin, Germany
In the wake of newer variants, German vaccine maker BioNTech has said that its vaccine does not need any change. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • BioNTech in a statement stated that its vaccine is fit for newer variants of the virus
  • It also said that tests are being conducted on a "modified, variant-specific version"
  • BioNTech chief Ugur Sahin said last month that its vaccine works against the Indian variant

WHO's appeal comes after Canada's authorisation to administer Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on children. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • The World Health Organisation on Friday asked global governments to refrain from vaccinating children
  • Canada on Wednesday approved the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine for children aged 12 years and above
  • Reportedly, the US too is set to authorise the Pfizer vaccine for 12-15 year olds 

Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking emergency use approval of their vaccine for 12 to 15 year olds (Representational: Unsplash)

  • Pfizer and BioNTech asked for emergency use approval for their vaccine 
  • FDA approved the vaccine in December for emergency use 
  • Companies are now seeking a permanent regulatory approval 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The US is the worst-affected country with 579,280 deaths. (

  • International support grows for a US proposal to waive patents on vaccines
  • Health ministry numbers show record jumps both in deaths and new cases in India
  • Moderna says its vaccine is 96% effective among youths aged 12 to 17

.Tel Aviv, Israel
Japan's PM Yoshihide Suga receives his first dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Pfizer/BioNTech COVID jab showed 95% efficacy if a person was fully vaccinated
  • The efficiency was less in people who received just a single dose of the two-dose jab
  • The study was undertaken in Israel that had fully vaccinated 70% of its population by the start of April