Wariness about taking AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine in Africa could be compounded by the African Union's decision to halt plans to procure the shot, health experts said on Friday, calling for public awareness programs to fight misinformation.
French health officials said Friday that people under 55 who received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine should get other vaccines for their second shot because of an extremely rare risk of a blood clotting disorder.
Islamic leaders are using social media, virtual town halls and face-to-face discussions to spread the word that it's acceptable to be vaccinated for the coronavirus during daily fasting that happens during Ramadan, the most sacred month of the year for Muslims.
Italian prosecutors formally accused a top World Health Organization official of lying to them about a spiked U.N. report into Italy's coronavirus response, revealing private communications Friday that are likely to embarrass the U.N. agency.
Washington will rush federal resources to support vaccinations, testing and treatments, but not vaccines, to Michigan in an effort to control the state's worst-in-the-nation COVID-19 outbreak, the White House said Friday.
Vaccine advisers to the federal government tell CNN they don't foresee AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine being used in the United States, and even if it were offered, they personally wouldn't take it, given the other available options.