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Coronavirus news live: Javid ‘leaning towards’ compulsory vaccines for NHS staff; Poland sees 90% week-on-week case rise

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Health secretary says move will boost NHS staff vaccine uptake; Poland in grip of fourth Covid wave says health minister

UK falling behind most G7 countries in sharing Covid vaccines, figures show

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The UK is lagging behind other G7 countries in sharing surplus Covid vaccines with poorer countries, according to newly published figures. The advocacy organisation One, which is campaigning to end extreme poverty and...

Coronavirus live: UK expert fears lockdown Christmas; vaccines alone not enough to curb variants – WHO

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Government adviser says measures need to be in place now to get transmission rates down; WHO says whole world needs to be vaccinated

UK vaccines watchdog ‘approves second jabs for 16 and 17-year-olds’

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The government’s vaccines watchdog is understood to have approved the idea of second Covid vaccinations for teenagers aged 16 and 17, putting in place another element of plans to boost protection from the virus into t...

CDC endorses boosters for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccines

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Millions more Americans can get a Covid-19 booster and choose a different company’s vaccine for that next shot, federal health officials said on Thursday. Certain people who received Pfizer vaccinations months ago alr...

FDA backs Moderna and J&J boosters as it OKs mixing Covid vaccines

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US regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending Covid-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one ...

Vaccines, cycling, tax rises: we want your views on divisive issues

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Where do you stand on vaccinating children, making space for cycling, or tax rises? Have you ever wanted to try and persuade someone with a different view? For the Guardian series, Dining across the divide, we would l...

Police departments face a shortage as unions enable officers to refuse vaccines

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Sgt Randy Huserik and all other officers with the Seattle police department who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 are prepared to report at 7am Tuesday morning to any of the city’s five precincts rather than their...

Covid vaccines for US children are coming but challenge will be persuading parents

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Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11 are inching closer to authorization in the US, with possible availability as soon as early November, and experts are already looking to the next hurdle: actually getting the...

Local Covid vaccines fill gap as UN Covax scheme misses target

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Developing countries are increasingly turning to homegrown Covid vaccinations as the UN-backed Covax programme falls behind. While western countries roll out booster jabs to their own populations, Covax, which was set...

California becomes first state to require Covid vaccines for all students

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California has announced the nation’s first Covid-19 vaccination mandate for schoolchildren, a plan that will have all elementary through high school students get the shots once the vaccine gains final approval from t...

North Carolina hospitals group has sacked employees who refused vaccines

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A North Carolina hospital system has terminated about 175 employees in the latest in a slew of healthcare terminations due to Covid vaccine mandates, reports the Washington Post. Novant Health, whose headquarters are ...

Holiday homes for disabled people face closure due to England’s vaccines mandate

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Some of England’s only holiday homes for disabled people in care are facing closure due to the policy that means all staff must be fully vaccinated against coronavirus. The charity, Revitalise, said England’s vaccines...

‘Not yet’: Bolsonaro turns down Johnson’s call to get AstraZeneca vaccines – video

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The Brazilian president turned down Boris Johnson's call to ‘get AstraZeneca vaccines’ during a meeting in New York on Monday. The UK prime minister praised the vaccine, saying he had had it twice. In response, Jair B...

The Guardian view on vaccines for all: share them now

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For the west and other rich nations, the problem is demand: how to give more vaccines, including by persuading the hesitant. Britain and other countries are already delivering booster shots. Older children in the UK w...

Ministers told to bar EU from UK trial data in vaccines row

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England’s deputy chief medical officer asked ministers to withhold all UK clinical trial data from the EU if European countries continued to deny entry to British vaccine trial volunteers, the Observer can reveal. Jon...

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