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A woman receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 in Texcacoac, Chiautempan, Tlaxcala state, Mexico. Photo: Pedro Pardo / AFP
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Global hits, local heroes: Covid-19 jabs around the world

More than six billion doses of anti-Covid vaccines have been given around the world. This is an overview of more than 20 approved vaccines currently in use, and a few that fell by the wayside
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 17, 2020 An illustration picture shows a drop from a syringe with the logo of British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. Drugs company AstraZeneca and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on January 28, 2021 defended the effectiveness of its Covid-19 vaccine after regulators in Germany said it should not be given to over 65s. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP)
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Questions surround AstraZeneca vaccine use for elderly

The subject of a sometimes acrimonious row between the EU and Britain, the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine has also fuelled debate over its effectiveness among the elderly
ARCHIV - 27.11.2019, Rheinland-Pfalz, Mainz: Ugur Sahin, Vorstandsvorsitzender von Biontech, gestikuliert während des Interviews. Ugur Sahin ist der Chef der Firma Biontech. Sie hat einen Corona-Impfstoff entwickelt. Foto: Andreas Arnold/dpa - ACHTUNG: Dieses Foto hat dpa bereits im Bildfunk gesendet - Honorarfrei nur für Bezieher des Dienstes dpa-Nachrichten für Kinder +++ dpa-Nachrichten für Kinder +++
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BioNTech: Vaccine likely also effective against new variants

Even if the coronavirus has mutated, German vaccine manufacturer BioNTech still believes that it is highly likely it can be combatted effectively. Company boss Ugur Sahin is considering new production facilities for the vaccine so that orders can be delivered earlier.
A woman receives a Covid-19 vaccination from Yaquelin De La Cruz at the Research Centers of America (RCA) in Hollywood, Florida, on August 13, 2020. Photo: Chandan Khanna / AFP
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How the world has sped up vaccine approvals

As Britain becomes the first Western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, authorities in Europe, the US, Russia and China have also sped up their approval procedures
A bottle label reading "Vaccine Covid-19" next to US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German biotech company BioNTech logos in a picture taken on November 23, 2020. Photo: Joel Saget / AFP
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EU regulator defends vaccine rules as Britain OKs jab

The EU's medicines regulator insists it has the "most appropriate" method to approve a coronavirus vaccine, after Britain became the first Western country to give one the green light
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