Pfizer’s Prevenar 13 vaccine is the global market leader and it works for both infants and the elderly. Photo: AFP Pfizer’s Prevenar 13 vaccine is the global market leader and it works for both infants and the elderly. Photo: AFP
Pfizer’s Prevenar 13 vaccine is the global market leader and it works for both infants and the elderly. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus pandemic

Soaring coronavirus cases trigger pneumonia vaccine shortage in Europe

  • Germany, Italy, Belgium, Ireland and Austria are running out of Pneumovax 23, which is used to prevent pneumococcal lung infections
  • Stocks of seasonal flu vaccine are also low in some European cities amid worries about the risk of a potentially lethal ‘twindemic’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Pfizer’s Prevenar 13 vaccine is the global market leader and it works for both infants and the elderly. Photo: AFP Pfizer’s Prevenar 13 vaccine is the global market leader and it works for both infants and the elderly. Photo: AFP
Pfizer’s Prevenar 13 vaccine is the global market leader and it works for both infants and the elderly. Photo: AFP
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