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A leading adviser to the federal government says it is likely Australia will push ahead with vaccinating elderly people with the Pfizer vaccine despite reports recipients had died in Norway.A leading adviser to the federal government says it is likely Australia will push ahead with vaccinating elderly people with the Pfizer vaccine despite reports recipients had died in Norway.

A senior CSIRO Health and Biosecurity director has insisted the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine is safe for Aust...

Coronavirus vaccine update: Pfizer vaccine safe for Australians despite reports of Norway deaths, top CSIRO director says

Health Department secretary Brendan Murphy still thinks the Pfizer vaccine “will be OK” despite a spate of deaths in Norway, but concedes Australians will have to “wait and see”.Health Department secretary Brendan Murphy still thinks the Pfizer vaccine “will be OK” despite a spate of deaths in Norway, but concedes Australians will have to “wait and see”.

Norway Deaths: Brendan Murphy say Pfizer likely ‘to be OK’ but Aussies will ‘wait and see’

The Health Minister has sought to reassure Australians safety is the number one priority when it comes to approving a COVID-19 vaccine. In Norway, 23 elderly people died after receiving their first shot of the Pfizer jab, but there is no confirmed link to the vaccine. Greg Hunt said he is unsure “whether this is a function simply of age, and people who are older and sadly facing the natural loss of their life or whether there is any causation that hasn’t been asserted as yet”. “But we are proceeding with an abundance of caution, so there is no changes with our timeframes at this point,” he said.The Health Minister has sought to reassure Australians safety is the number one priority when it comes to approving a COVID-19 vaccine. In Norway, 23 elderly people died after receiving their first shot of the Pfizer jab, but there is no confirmed link to the vaccine. Greg Hunt said he is unsure “whether this is a function simply of age, and people who are older and sadly facing the natural loss of their life or whether there is any causation that hasn’t been asserted as yet”. “But we are proceeding with an abundance of caution, so there is no changes with our timeframes at this point,” he said.

A death following vaccination is not necessarily evidence that the vaccination caused the death.A death following vaccination is not necessarily evidence that the vaccination caused the death.

Did 23 People In Norway Die After Receiving COVID Vaccine?

International travel is unlikely to begin again to and from Australia this year, even if a large number of the population is vaccinated, Health Department boss Brendan Murphy says.International travel is unlikely to begin again to and from Australia this year, even if a large number of the population is vaccinated, Health Department boss Brendan Murphy says.

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With richer countries having bought up most of the leading western vaccines, others are looking to India, China and Russia for supplies.With richer countries having bought up most of the leading western vaccines, others are looking to India, China and Russia for supplies.

COVID-19 vaccines: how and when will lower-income countries get access?

COVID-19 vaccines: how and when will lower-income countries get access?

Let The Informer keep you up-to-date with what you need to know today.Let The Informer keep you up-to-date with what you need to know today.

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Australia is investigating reports Norwegian authorities are concerned about the safety of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine after a number of elderly and frail peo...Australia is investigating reports Norwegian authorities are concerned about the safety of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine after a number of elderly and frail peo...

Hunt investigates Norway Pfizer concerns | Bunbury Mail | Bunbury, WA

Europe is scaling up its vaccination campaign, while also tightening restrictions as infections and deaths surge across the continent. Europe is scaling up its vaccination campaign, while also tightening restrictions as infections and deaths surge across the continent.

Europe ramps up COVID-19 vaccine rollout as India gets off to successful start | SBS News

The head of Australia's health department believes it is unlikely international borders will substantially reopen this year, even if most people are vaccinate...The head of Australia's health department believes it is unlikely international borders will substantially reopen this year, even if most people are vaccinate...

Overseas travel remains unlikely this year | The Inverell Times | Inverell, NSW

The Health Minister has responded to concerning news about the vaccine.The Health Minister has responded to concerning news about the vaccine.

Health Minister Greg Hunt seeks answers over Norway deaths following vaccine | The Canberra Times | Canberra, ACT

We have limited information about the reported deaths of 30 elderly people in Norway who had received the Pfizer COVID vaccine. Here's what we do know.We have limited information about the reported deaths of 30 elderly people in Norway who had received the Pfizer COVID vaccine. Here's what we do know.

The Pfizer vaccine may not be the best choice for frail people, but it's too early to make firm conclusions

The Pfizer vaccine may not be the best choice for frail people, but it's too early to make firm conclusions

One of Australia's leading vaccine experts says the deaths are likely just a 'coincidence'.One of Australia's leading vaccine experts says the deaths are likely just a "coincidence".

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Health Minister Greg Hunt says 'we're proceeding with an abundance of caution' following the news. Health Minister Greg Hunt says 'we're proceeding with an abundance of caution' following the news.

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Federal health minister Greg Hunt says ‘safety is the number one priority’ and vows to keep public updated on Norwegian deathsFederal health minister Greg Hunt says ‘safety is the number one priority’ and vows to keep public updated on Norwegian deaths

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A total of 23 elderly people have died after suffering side effects following the receival of a COVID-19 jab, the country's drug watchdog has said.

Norway adjusts vaccine advice after elderly deaths, but is not alarmed - CGTN

Worries have grown that delays in the delivery of Pfizer-BioNTech shots could hamper a European vaccine rollout.Worries have grown that delays in the delivery of Pfizer-BioNTech shots could hamper a European vaccine rollout.

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Australia is investigating after reports 13 elderly people died after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.Australia is investigating after reports 13 elderly people died after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

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France and Russia prepared to beef up their coronavirus inoculation programmes from next week, even as authorities on Sunday sought to allay concerns about supplies of the vaccines while the global pandemic ...

Europe vaccine rollout shifts up a gear as supply worries linger

As scientists identify more and more potentially worrying variants of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, US President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. announced hiAs scientists identify more and more potentially worrying variants of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, US President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. announced hi

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The vaccine rollout is finally picking up, but those who are eligible may not know how to use the sites to sign up.If you know someone who's eligible for the vaccine but needs a hand navigating the convoluted sites to sign up, here's how to help.

A guide to helping boomers sign up for the COVID vaccine

Last week, 29 people died after being administered Pfizer-BioNtech coronavirus vaccine in Norway. Following the incident, the Australian Health Minister has demanded detailed information of the incident on an urgent basis. Greg Hunt, the Australian minister, said the Therapeutic Goods Administration will ask for "additional information, both from the company, but also from the Norwegian medical regulator".Last week, 29 people died after being administered Pfizer-BioNtech coronavirus vaccine in Norway. Following the incident, the Australian Health Minister has demanded detailed information of the incident on an urgent basis. Greg Hunt, the Australian minister, said the Therapeutic Goods Administration will ask for "additional information, both from the company, but also from the Norwegian medical regulator".

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Norway has reported 33 deaths among elderly people who have received their first dose, according to public health authorities.Norway has reported 33 deaths among elderly people who have received their first dose, according to public health authorities.

Norway says no link between COVID-19 vaccine and several elderly recipients' deaths - CBS News

Disinformation effort could undermine trust in vaccines, warns EMADisinformation effort could undermine trust in vaccines, warns EMA

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Confusing government advice and a lack of data are troubling those planning pregnancies. Lauren Libbert asks the experts for reassurance Confusing government advice and a lack of data are troubling those planning pregnancies. Lauren Libbert asks the experts for reassurance

Some women are scared about the Covid vaccine harming their fertility – should they be?

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Lebanon has finalized a deal with Pfizer to secure 2.1 million doses of the vaccine against coronavirus amid a surge in infections in the small countryLebanon has finalized a deal with Pfizer to secure 2.1 million doses of the vaccine against coronavirus amid a surge in infections in the small country

An alleged cache of email exchanges between EU officials and the European Medicines Agency show that the drug regulator was uncomfortable about fast-tracking approval for the Pfizer and Moderna Covid jabs, Le Monde has reported.An alleged cache of email exchanges between EU officials and the European Medicines Agency show that the drug regulator was uncomfortable about fast-tracking approval for the Pfizer and Moderna Covid jabs, Le Monde has reported.

Hacked emails allegedly detail how EU drug regulator was pressured to approve Pfizer jab despite ‘problems’ with the vaccine — RT World News

Global gaps in access to Covid-19 vaccines are raising concerns that the continued spread of the coronavirus will breed more dangerous versions of the pathogen, weakening medical weapons and further crippling economies. In a race to catch up with emerging coronavirus variants, wealthy countries are already benefiting from potent vaccines.Global gaps in access to Covid-19 vaccines are raising concerns that the continued spread of the coronavirus will breed more dangerous versions of the pathogen, weakening medical weapons and further

Global gaps in Covid-19 vaccine access cause concern | Deccan Herald

One of the Covid-19 vaccine recipient’s face was paralysed for 28 hours, reports claimed One of the Covid-19 vaccine recipient’s face was paralysed for 28 hours, reports claimed

13 People Develop Facial Paralysis After Receiving Covid-19 Vaccine In Israel: Reports

Experts say US must bolster teams administering COVID-19 vaccines and raise public awareness to tackle surging pandemic.Experts say US must bolster teams administering COVID-19 vaccines and raise public awareness to tackle surging pandemic.

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Like all new drugs, the vaccines that have been authorized to protect against Covid-19 come with some safety concerns and side effects. Many people who’ve received the first two Western shots deployed, one from Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE, and another from Moderna Inc.Here’s what you must know about allergies and other side effects of the Covid vaccines from Pfizer & Moderna.

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Naharnet is the leading Lebanese news destination, breaking the news as it happens! Caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan on Sunday signed a “final agreement” with the Pfizer company for securing more than 2.1 million Covid-19 vaccines that will begin gradually arriving in Lebanon as of early February, his press office...

Hassan Signs Pfizer Deal, Promises Vaccines from Astrazeneca, Sinopharm — Naharnet

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Authorities in Norway have adjusted vaccination norms after 29 people reportedly died after Covid vaccination. Norwegian authorities have now said that all the deaths occurred among patients in nursing homes and all were over the age of 80. ‘We are not worried about this. There is no reason to fear the vaccine. We just want to be a little more specific with a small group of very ill patients. Otherwise, we see no problem with continuing the vaccination,’ Steinar Madsen, Medical Director of the Norwegian Medicines Agency said. Watch the full video for all the details.Authorities in Norway have adjusted vaccination norms after 29 people reportedly died after Covid vaccination. Norwegian authorities have now said that all the deaths occurred among patients in nursing homes and all were over the age of 80. ‘We are not worried about this. There is no reason to fear the vaccine. We just want to be a little more specific with a small group of very ill patients. Otherwise, we see no problem with continuing the vaccination,’ Steinar Madsen, Medical Director of the Norwegian Medicines Agency said. Watch the full video for all the details.

Norway post-vaccination deaths: Why authorities say they are not worried | Hindustan Times

Lebanon's caretaker health minister signed a final deal on Sunday to secure 2.1 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine as the country battles a steep rise in infections.Lebanon's caretaker health minister signed a final deal on Sunday to secure 2.1 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine as the country battles a steep rise in infections.

Lebanon inks final deal for 2.1 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine | Reuters

The novel coronavirus has infected over 95 million people globally and claimed more than 2 million lives. Here are the updates for January 17:The novel coronavirus has infected over 95 million people globally and claimed more than 2 million lives. Here are the updates for January 17:

Lebanon signs deal for 2.1M Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine doses – latest updates