Vaccine

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen (John Thys, Pool via AP)
World

EU throws weight behind Pfizer/BioNTech in vaccine drive

14/04/2021

In a stinging rebuke to AstraZeneca, the EU has announced plans to negotiate a massive contract extension for Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine, saying the bloc had to go with companies that had shown their value in the pandemic.

A vial of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine (PA)
UK

Moderna jab rolled out across England

13/04/2021

A 28-year-old solicitor has become one of the first people in England to receive the Moderna jab as part of the mass Covid-19 vaccination programme.