Vaccinations

How the UK is combatting vaccine ‘blackspots’
A member of medical staff administers a Covid-19 vaccine.
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How the UK is combatting vaccine ‘blackspots’

Jabs to be diverted to over-80s in areas struggling to keep up in national rollout
19 Jan 2021
Has Johnson learnt his lesson on overpromising?
Boris Johnson bumps elbows with a first responder as she gets her vaccination
Behind the scenes

Has Johnson learnt his lesson on overpromising?

Ministers tempering vaccination expectations after failing to fulfil previous Covid pledges
18 Jan 2021
Parks, mindful robots and selfish vaccines
Paris at dusk
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Parks, mindful robots and selfish vaccines

Will offices give way to green spaces? Are robots on the verge of mastering empathy? And what’s gone wrong with the EU’s vaccine plan?
15 Jan 2021
Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions
Residents at a care home in Belgium receive the Covid vaccine
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Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions

France introduces curfew as Germany considers tougher measures after deaths hit record high
15 Jan 2021
Quiz of The Week: 9 - 15 January
A Covid-19 mass vaccination site at Etihad Tennis And Football Centre, Manchester
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Quiz of The Week: 9 - 15 January

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15 Jan 2021
Will Boris Johnson’s 24/7 Covid vaccine rollout work?
Boris Johnson visits a vaccination centre at Ashton Stadium, Bristol
Behind the scenes

Will Boris Johnson’s 24/7 Covid vaccine rollout work?

Government ministers voice doubts about plan to speed up mass immunisation programme
14 Jan 2021
GPs leading vaccine rollout forced to slow down
A GP administers the Covid-19 vaccine to a patient in Falmouth, Cornwall.
Behind the scenes

GPs leading vaccine rollout forced to slow down

Doctors leading the way see deliveries diverted to allow other regions to catch up
13 Jan 2021

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Germany ‘violates’ EU joint vaccine scheme by buying 30 million extra doses
Angela Merkel pictured wearing a white face mask.
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Germany ‘violates’ EU joint vaccine scheme by buying 30 million extra doses

Berlin had promoted pact that no members of the bloc would strike separate deals to secure jabs
11 Jan 2021
How Janssen’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine works
A researcher sorts samples during phase three trials of the vaccine in Colombia
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How Janssen’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine works

The US-developed jab may get green-light for use in UK within weeks
11 Jan 2021
The UK’s plan to vaccinate 11 million Brits
An NHS nurse prepares a Covid-19 vaccination
Behind the scenes

The UK’s plan to vaccinate 11 million Brits

Seven NHS vaccination hubs opening today in ‘vitally important week’
11 Jan 2021
Scientists call for campaign warning of post-jab Covid risk
An NHS nurse vaccinates a patient with the Pfizer Covid vaccine
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Scientists call for campaign warning of post-jab Covid risk

Experts fear that members of public will become lax about safety measures after getting long-awaited jabs
8 Jan 2021
The science behind the delayed second dose
Vaccine
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The science behind the delayed second dose

Experts divided over move to broaden gap between the two jabs in order to inoculate more people
6 Jan 2021
Are we really ‘seven weeks from safety’?
Boris Johnson during a visit to view the vaccination programme at Chase Farm Hospital.
Today’s big question

Are we really ‘seven weeks from safety’?

Boris Johnson says Britain’s third national lockdown will be the ‘final phase of the struggle’ against the Covid-19 pandemic
5 Jan 2021
How the world reported Britain’s vaccine rollout
Margaret Keenan becomes the first patient in the UK to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine
In Depth

How the world reported Britain’s vaccine rollout

Almost 140,000 people received Pfizer jab in first week of UK’s world-first mass immunisation campaign
17 Dec 2020
The coronavirus vaccines
Margaret Keenan receives the first coronavirus vaccine
In Focus

The coronavirus vaccines

One Covid-19 vaccination has been approved and two more are expected to follow soon
13 Dec 2020
Coronavirus: can ‘mixing and matching’ Covid vaccines boost protection?
University of Oxford coronavirus vaccine
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Coronavirus: can ‘mixing and matching’ Covid vaccines boost protection?

One dose each of the Pfizer and Oxford jabs will be given to patients in new trials
8 Dec 2020
UK to begin world’s first Covid vaccine rollout within hours
A technician at Croydon Health Services takes delivery of the first batch of Covid-19 vaccinations
In Brief

UK to begin world’s first Covid vaccine rollout within hours

Patients will be given NHS inoculation card after receiving jab
7 Dec 2020
How the deep-freezed Pfizer vaccine will be rolled out
A nurse prepares a vaccination
In Brief

How the deep-freezed Pfizer vaccine will be rolled out

Care homes may face delays in getting deliveries of the Covid-19 jab owing to logistical difficulties
3 Dec 2020
How does the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine work?
A scientist working on Pfizer vaccine development.
In Brief

How does the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine work?

UK becomes first nation to approve vaccine paving way for roll out
2 Dec 2020
How ‘sensible’ celebs will sell Covid vaccine to sceptics
Marcus Rashford
In Depth

How ‘sensible’ celebs will sell Covid vaccine to sceptics

Insiders says Marcus Rashford and members of Royal Family being eyed up for NHS campaign to counter anti-vax theories
30 Nov 2020
AstraZeneca plans new Oxford vaccine trial amid age row
AstraZeneca pharmaceutical lab
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AstraZeneca plans new Oxford vaccine trial amid age row

More volunteers will be recruited to test half-dose regimen as critics question latest results
27 Nov 2020
Quiz of The Week: 21 - 27 November
Boris Johnson washes immunological assays during a visit to the Jenner Institute.
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Quiz of The Week: 21 - 27 November

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27 Nov 2020
Age cap in Oxford vaccine trials casts doubt over results
British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca
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Age cap in Oxford vaccine trials casts doubt over results

AstraZeneca failed to disclose that under-55s made up test group in which jab was most effective
26 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: Maradona was an ‘achingly human superstar’
Diego Maradona celebrates after scoring a goal for Argentina.
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Instant Opinion: Maradona was an ‘achingly human superstar’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 26 November
26 Nov 2020
How anti-vaxxers could undermine Covid-19 immunity push
Coronavirus anti-vaccination protest
In Depth

How anti-vaxxers could undermine Covid-19 immunity push

Experts warn that growing wave of scepticism could ruin ‘whole programme’ of vaccination rollout
25 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Want people to get the vaccine? Pay them’
Covid protest
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Instant Opinion: ‘Want people to get the vaccine? Pay them’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 25 November
25 Nov 2020
How will the Oxford Covid vaccine win regulators’ approval?
Oxford vaccine
In Brief

How will the Oxford Covid vaccine win regulators’ approval?

A total of three Covid-19 jabs have been declared safe and effective - but none are cleared yet for public use
25 Nov 2020
Inside the ‘ten-month marathon’ to produce Oxford vaccine
Vials of the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine in front of a sign for Oxford University
In Depth

Inside the ‘ten-month marathon’ to produce Oxford vaccine

Team behind university’s Covid jab admit the 90% effective dosage was discovered by mistake
24 Nov 2020
Experts split over plans for post-vaccine ‘Covid passports’
Two syringes containing flu vaccine
In Brief

Experts split over plans for post-vaccine ‘Covid passports’

Some scientists say proposal is premature without proof that vaccination stops transmission
23 Nov 2020
Will the Oxford Covid vaccine be the true game-changer?
An Oxford scientist working on vaccine development.
In Depth

Will the Oxford Covid vaccine be the true game-changer?

Latest trial results show the university’s jab is up to 90% effective
23 Nov 2020
Quiz of The Week: 14 - 20 November
A doctor gives a subject an injection during Covid-19 vaccine trials.
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Quiz of The Week: 14 - 20 November

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20 Nov 2020
Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine shows ‘encouraging’ results
Covid vaccine lab
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Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine shows ‘encouraging’ results

UK-made vaccine joins list of potential pandemic-ending vaccines
19 Nov 2020
Do we still need Operation Moonshot?
An NHS nurse carries out a Covid test at a drive-through testing centre.
In Depth

Do we still need Operation Moonshot?

As the Oxford vaccine posts promising results, the UK’s £100bn mass-testing plan is looking less essential
19 Nov 2020
Inside the ‘scrambled’ UK deal for five million Moderna jabs
Scientist working on the Moderna coronavirus vaccine
In Brief

Inside the ‘scrambled’ UK deal for five million Moderna jabs

Fears over Trump’s ‘vaccine nationalism’ and European supplies led British ministers to prioritise other agreements
17 Nov 2020
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