COVID-19 vaccines

A medical worker administers a shot of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine at a vaccination center in Gostinny Dvor, a huge exhibition place in Moscow, Russia.

Russia tests vaccine science by combining Sputnik and Astrazeneca in new trial


Judy Twigg, a global public health expert at Virginia Commonwealth University, joins The World’s host Marco Werman to discuss the science behind Russia’s new vaccine cocktail.

Eusebio Torres waits to be vaccinated as a nurse prepares the dose of the Cuban Abdala COVID-19 vaccine at the Gustavo Aldereguia hospital in Cienfuegos, Cuba, Sunday, May 30, 2021.

Cuba’s promise of a homegrown COVID-19 vaccine  

A member of the National Guard, center, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to a farmworker.

Vaccine mandates aren’t new. But do they work?

Emine Aslan, a doctor on the vaccine team, prepares a COVID-19 vaccine for a patient in Ömerova

Turkey’s health workers hike steep mountains to deliver vaccines in isolated villages

A sole woman waits in an empty movie theater-turned vaccination hub for her vaccine at a mall

Filipinos hesitant about getting COVID jab after dengue fever vaccine debacle

A sole woman waits in an empty movie theater-turned vaccination hub for her vaccine at a mall

Vaccine hesitancy: A nationwide challenge in the Philippines


After a major controversy over a dengue fever vaccine, many Filipinos are vaccine-weary when it comes to the COVID-19 jab. 

A pregnant person wearing a red shirt holds her belly, wearing a face mask and gloves.

For pregnant women, getting the COVID-19 jab is a challenging choice


Information on vaccines for pregnant women differs, depending on the country. Making the choice to get the shot while pregnant can get complicated, explains Valerie Fernández, who faced the decision herself in Arizona.

Health care worker Maggie Sedidi receives a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Soweto, South Africa, March 5, 2021. 

South Africa boosts Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine supply with local manufacturing

​​​​​​​South Africa’s resumption of COVID-19 vaccinations has coincided with an extra 1.1 million vaccine doses that were produced locally by South African company Aspen Pharmacare.

Men in orange and yellow jackets lift a box of vaccines from COVAX off of a truck bed

Norway’s minister calls on others to follow his country’s lead in sharing COVID-19 vaccines


Just a few months into its rollout, COVAX is now short tens of millions of doses. It has shipped some 50 million vaccines to low- and middle-income countries. It’s a fraction of what it had hoped to get out by now, and an even tinier fraction of what’s actually needed.

A stadium is set up as a vaccination drive site in France.

French citizens can choose a preferred jab. Some say ‘vaccine shopping’ leads to waste.

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There are still a lot of misunderstandings about COVID-19 vaccines in France, said Brigitte Abel, who manages a call center for vaccine appointments.