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20 million lives saved

A global study by The Lancet This link will open in a new window estimates that COVID-19 vaccines have saved 20 million lives in the first year of vaccination. But it also finds that rapid distribution to more countries and stronger vaccine uptake worldwide could have saved more lives, underlining priorities for future pandemic planning.

Novavax announces it will focus vaccine development on Omicron BA.4/5 subvariants This link will open in a new window, expecting to be able to provide an Omicron targeted-vaccine in late 2022.

AstraZeneca collaborates with Amref Health Africa and the Kenyan Ministry of Health to support the set-up of mobile clinics This link will open in a new window providing COVID-19 screening, vaccinations and post-immunization care in “last mile” communities.