Thousands of Covid-19 jabs are being administered after stadiums and football grounds in London were transformed into mass vaccination centres. Giant jab clinics have been set up at the Olympic Stadium, Stamford Bridge, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Charlton Athletic FC, Selhurst Park and Crystal Palace Athletics Centre. Chelsea FC had 6,000 Pfizer vaccines to administer on Saturday, with the jab being offered to all adults over the age of 18 yet to receive a first dose, as well as those awaiting a second Pfizer dose. The “super pop-ups” are expected to attract thousands of young Londoners on “super Saturday” who are now eligible to receive their first Covid jab.
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On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that there have been a higher-than-expected number of cases of heart inflammation in 16- to 24-year-olds after receiving their second dose of Pfizer’s or Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines.
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U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday that a donation of 500 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to the world's poorest countries would supercharge the battle with the virus and comes with "no strings attached." This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
In a move to pave the way for the availability of vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna in India, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has exempted foreign Covid-19 vaccines approved by specific nations or health bodies from post-approval bridging trials in the country.
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Moderna on Tuesday filed for full U.S. approval of its COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the second drugmaker to do so after Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech sought full clearance for their vaccine last month. This report produced by Freddie Joyner.