German state premier calls for use of Russia’s Sputnik V jab

Germany is set to open up the AstraZeneca vaccine to over-65s in a major U-turn to revive its faltering vaccine programme – as the EU today looked for another lifeline by beginning the approval process for Russia’s Sputnik V jab.   Five weeks after blocking the AstraZeneca shot for older people, German regulators will submit their … Read more

GP is accused of undermining Covid vaccine rollout after publicising her decision not to have jab

‘Irresponsible’ GP snubs vaccine: Family doctor is accused of undermining Covid vaccine rollout after publicising her decision not to have the jab GP’s practice carries a message for 9k patients about vaccination arrangements  But Clare Jones says she will not be among those going to community hall for jab She rallied against suggestions medics may be disciplined … Read more

France Covid: Country will give AstraZeneca jab to over-65s in U-turn for Macron

France will start giving Britain’s AstraZeneca vaccine to over-65s in an humiliating U-turn for President Macron after he personally cast doubt on its effectiveness. Olivier Veran, the French health minister, said today that the jab will soon be made available to people over the age of 50 with underlying health issues that make them vulnerable … Read more

Israel is roaring back to life thanks to Covid jab passports as gyms and swimming pools open

There is a new rule at Meir Elbaz’s synagogue near Tel Aviv. Only people who can produce a green pass, Israel’s new Covid passport, may cross the threshold. If you don’t have one of the highly-prized passes, you are relegated to the courtyard and forced to listen to prayers through the open windows. ‘It’s a … Read more

Voters say MAKE key workers have the Covid jab, MoS poll reveals 

Voters back the use of vaccine passports and overwhelmingly support compulsory jabs for critical key workers, an exclusive Mail on Sunday poll has found. The survey also revealed widespread concerns over the low take-up of the vaccine among some ethnic-minority groups. The Deltapoll research found that 54 per cent of people support the use of … Read more

Almost a QUARTER of London’s frontline healthcare workers have failed to accept the Covid jab

Almost a quarter of frontline NHS staff in London, including some doctors and nurses, have failed to accept the Covid jab, shock Government figures reveal. An investigation by The Mail on Sunday today exposes how the drive to inoculate health workers has stalled amid an alarming vaccine hesitancy, particularly among some ethnic minority employees. More … Read more

Germany and France ‘WILL give AstraZeneca jab to over-65s’ in major U-turn

Germany and France look set to approve the AstraZeneca Covid jab for the over 65s in a major U-turn aimed at speeding up their stuttering vaccine drives. In an ignominious climb-down, health chiefs in both countries have now suggested they could update their policies for the Oxford University researched jab – after initially refusing to … Read more

Carol Vorderman, 60, reveals she’s received her first jab

Carol Vorderman received her first coronavirus vaccine on Friday.  The former Countdown star, 60, took to social media to share images from her trip to the vaccination centre at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, as she lauded the staff and volunteers for their hard work and meticulous organisation.  She revealed that her experience was made even … Read more

Gary Lineker, 60, gets first ‘quick and painless’ coronavirus jab

Gary Lineker, 60, gets first Covid jab early in another example of Britain’s vaccine postcode lottery with healthy people younger than set age group being offered protection from virus Lineker praises first vaccine as ‘quick, painless, liberating and well organised’ 60-year-old BBC host got his first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab today He also joked … Read more

Merkel admits -‘We are in coronavirus third wave’: Germany urges population to take AstraZeneca jab

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that Germany is now in the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, two sources told Reuters news agency. ‘We are now in the third wave,’ Merkel told lawmakers in her conservative party on Wednesday, according to two sources who attended the meeting. The chancellor is also said to have warned … Read more