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Denmark Stops Astra Zeneca Vaccinations Over Blood Clot Risk

Denmark suspended its AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccination campaign after reports of blood clots in those who had received the inoculation.

Covid-19 Vaccination Campaigns Become Dog-Eat-Dog Competition

Covid-19 vaccination campaigns have turned into a dog-eat-dog competition internationally as shortages of the coronavirus vaccine have caused some nations to fend for themselves, trying to secure as many doses as possible. Only a few weeks ago, the arrival of the...

EU Approves AstraZeneca Vaccine; Restricts Distribution

The AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 has received the green light from the European Medicines Association, the medical regulator of the European Union, despite controversy over its distribution. The vaccine is the third to receive the EU's approval, following the shots...

EU Health Commissioner Decries AstraZeneca Vaccine Lag

EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides on Wednesday decried Astra Zeneca's recent announcement that it would be providing far less of the coronavirus vaccine to the bloc, saying "The 27 nations of the EU are united that AstraZeneca needs to...

PM Mitsotakis Urges Speed-Up of EU Vaccine Approval Process

Prime Minister Mitsotakis stressed the need to speed up the European Union's vaccine approval process in an European Council videoconference on the EU's strategy for dealing with the pandemic late on Thursday. According to government sources, the Prime Minister, together with...

The Greek Scientist from Chios Behind AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine

Greek scientist Menelas (Mene) Pangalos is the head of research and development at pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca which, together with Oxford university, developed a vaccine for Covid-19 with efficacy rates of up to 90%. The coronavirus vaccine has comfortably exceeded regulatory...

AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Suspended

AstraZeneca said on Tuesday it has suspended trials of the coronavirus vaccine that it is developing with the University of Oxford after one of the trials' volunteers fell ill with an unexplained illness. The AstraZeneca-Oxford University vaccine is seen as...

Greek Ministry of Finance Will Pay for Coronavirus Vaccinations

Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras stated on Thursday that the country has put funding in place to cover the costs associated with the coronavirus vaccine once it becomes available, potentially at the end of this year. Earlier on Thursday, the...

Greece to Receive 3 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

Greece is set to receive 3 million doses of the vaccine developed by the University of Oxford in collaboration with AstraZeneca, the Minister of Health Vassilis Kikilias said on Tuesday. The announcement follows the agreement by the European Union and...

Unpaid, Drug Companies Cut Greek Supplies

The Greek government has reacted furiously against a decision by 50 leading pharmaceutical companies to cease sending drugs to for pharmacies, although the suppliers charged the medications were being re-sold to other countries. The cut-off has sparked a run on...