WHO: COVID boosters should start with most vulnerable
GENEVA - The World Health Organization says that coronavirus vaccine boosters should now now be offered to people, starting with the most vulnerable, in a move away from its previous insistence that boosters were unnecessary for healthy adults and an acknowledgment that the vaccine supply is improving globally.
UK calls for volunteers to battle wave of omicron infections
LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is calling for thousands of volunteers to staff new vaccination centers in shopping areas, stadiums and racecourses as the government accelerates its booster program to combat the omicron variant of COVID-19.
Strollout chosen as Macquarie dictionary's 2021 word of the year
Strollout has been announced as the Macquarie dictionary's word of the year for 2021.
Aboriginal people in NSW and ACT affected by Covid at twice the rate of other Australians, data shows
New data shows Aboriginal people in NSW and the ACT have been heavily and disproportionately affected by Covid-19, amid concerns that even after two months of "surge" efforts in 30 Indigenous communities, vaccination rates will not be high enough to withstand further outbreaks.
HPV vaccine drastically reduces risk of cervical cancer, U.K. study finds
More than a decade ago, Britain set out to vaccinate girls aged 12 and 13 against the human papillomavirus, or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer, among other ailments.
Duterte vows to punish Philippine officials for slow vaccine delivery.
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has warned local officials that they will be punished if they fail to meet vaccination targets as the country slowly reopens.
Too many people think the pandemic is over, warns England's No. 2 medical officer
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of Prime Minsters Questions at Parliament in London, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.
UK official warns of hard months ahead amid high COVID rates
LONDON - England's deputy chief medical officer said Wednesday that too many people believe the pandemic is over, warning that the U.K.'s very high coronavirus rates and rising deaths mean that there are "hard months to come in the winter."
Toronto prepares to vaccinate children aged 5-11 through vaccine campaign | CBC News
Toronto is preparing to vaccinate children aged five to 11 against COVID-19 in its latest push to boost vaccination rates - pending approval from Health Canada.