Only St Vincent residents who’ve had Covid jabs will be evacuated onto cruise ships, PM announces 

The Prime Minister of St. Vincent has announced that only those residents of the Caribbean island who have received their Covid-19 vaccinations will be evacuated following the two explosions from the La Soufriere volcano. The volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent erupted for a second time as thousands of residents were ordered … Read more

Britain records biggest number of second Covid-19 jabs in a day as 450,000 are administered

Britain has recorded a record number of second doses of Covid-19 vaccine in a single day, with the total number of jabs rising to more than 39million in the country. Government data up to Friday shows the total number who have received at least one dose is now 39,001,554 in the UK. Of those 32,010,244 … Read more

Covid vaccines UK: Jabs save 10,400 over-60s

Ministers urged Britons to ‘do the right thing for their country’ and get vaccinated yesterday as figures revealed the jab has saved 10,400 lives. Tens of thousands turned up at ‘heaving’ vaccine centres, calming fears that uptake could be dented by concerns over rare blood clots. Officials have launched a campaign to maintain confidence in … Read more

717,000 AstraZeneca jabs have been sent from Britain to Australia after the EU blocked exports

Hundreds of thousands of doses of AstraZeneca vaccine have been secretly flown to Australia from Britain after the EU blocked exports to the country. A total of 717,000 doses have been sent, but the source of the shipments was kept quiet to avoid any controversy in the United Kingdom, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on … Read more

Caution is right. But these Covid jabs WILL save lives, writes Professor HERB SEWELL 

Our drug regulators have made the right call. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine represents a tremendous scientific achievement. It has saved thousands of lives and continues to protect millions of people in this country and beyond. But I agree that it should not be given to the under-30s while there are doubts about its safety in younger … Read more

Thousands of people are turning down AstraZeneca jabs in France due to Macron’s ‘wave of panic’

Thousands of people are turning down AstraZeneca jabs in France due to ‘wave of panic’ created by Emmanuel Macron – with blood clot link ‘the final blow’ Medics say people are turning down the vaccine in droves after Macron’s U-turns Political opponents claim the anti-Brexiteer questioned jab to attack the UK Mayor of Calais today … Read more

PM’s efficiency drive over Oxford vaccine factory pays off as site can make an extra 5m jabs a year

As a keen student of military history, Boris Johnson is well aware of Lord Beaverbrook and his influence on changing the course of the Second World War. For the Prime Minister, however, it is jabs in the arms rather than planes in the air that have changed the course of his battle with coronavirus. Just … Read more

Vaccine squads to go door-to-door to offer covid jabs to ethnic-minority families amid low uptake

Vaccine squads will go door-to-door to offer Covid-19 jabs to ethnic-minority families in large households amid low uptake after a successful pilot saw hundreds inoculated in past fortnight Ministers plan to roll out the scheme to increase covid vaccination uptake A successful pilot targeting multi-generation homes in Luton and Bradford has resulted in hundreds of … Read more

Children may only get Covid jabs if schools face the threat of closing again, says adviser

Professor Adam Finn, from Bristol University, said the decision hinged on whether children would be benefitted by the vaccine British children may only be asked to get Covid vaccines if the spread of the virus threatens to shut schools once again, a Government vaccine adviser said today.  Professor Adam Finn, who sits on the advisory … Read more

‘There is no negotiation’: EU stokes vaccine war warning ‘zero’ jabs will be exported to the UK

A senior EU official has threatened to block all AstraZeneca supplies from entering Britain until the drugmaker ups its deliveries to the bloc, as the EU ramps up its rhetoric over coronavirus vaccines again. Thierry Breton, the EU’s internal market commissioner, said ‘zero’ AstraZeneca jabs made on the continent would be shipped across the Channel until … Read more