Tuesday, November 24, 2020

MHRA on Pfizer vaccine: Decision in the shortest time possible

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said on Monday that it would aim to make a decision on Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine...

UK will seek to start administering a Covid-19 vaccine before Christmas, says Matt Hancock

Britain will seek to start administering a Covid-19 vaccine before Christmas with the bulk of the rollout at the start of the new year,...

Oxford vaccine can be 90pc effective, results show

AstraZeneca said today its vaccine for the novel coronavirus could be around 90 per cent effective without any serious side effects. The vaccine developed by...

AIMp ‘disappointed’ at not being consulted in planning process of over-50s’ flu jabs

Two national pharmacy organisations have welcomed the government announcement today that people aged 50 to 64 will receive their free NHS flu vaccine for...

Hancock says NHS to get whatever it needs for vaccine roll-out while infections level...

Health secretary Matt Hancock on Friday said that the NHS would be supported with whatever resources it would require for a successful Covid-19 vaccine...

Overseas pharmacists’ visas extended for a year

The Home Office has announced that overseas frontline healthcare workers, including pharmacists, will have their visas extended for a year. Visas of over 6,000 health professionals...

Community pharmacy can order additional stock as flu jabs rolled out to over 50s...

Free flu jabs for adults over the age of 50 years will now be available from pharmacies and GPs from December 1 as the...

LloydsPharmacy seeks tangible support from institutional landlords

LloydsPharmacy has asked its health centre landlords to recognise the impact of reduced footfall and renegotiate unsustainable rents or risk further closures of unviable...

Birmingham uni formulates nasal spray that can protect against Covid-19, slower transmission

Researchers at the University of Birmingham claim they have developed a nasal spray that can protect against Covid-19 and slower transmission of the virus. According...

MP demands debate in Commons on expanding role of community pharmacy and better funding...

Stressing that community pharmacists and their teams need a “funding model that reflects the work that they do,” a Conservative Party MP has called...