Coronavirus Notebook: EMA Probes Janssen Vaccine Blood Clot Reports, UK Advises 12-Week Dosing Gap For Moderna
The AZ vaccine is now under EU scrutiny over capillary leak syndrome, while Valneva has reported positive results with its product. The global COVAX initiative has delivered more than 38 million doses of vaccines to over a hundred countries.
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