Health Care

COVID-19 vaccine start-up files for IPO

The biotech startup behind the COVID-fox19 vaccine jointly developed by AstraZeneca PLC and the University of Oxford filed Friday with U.S. regulators for a public share offering. Vaccitech PLC said in a securities filing it plans to use the technology underpinning the vaccine to develop treatments targeting prostate cancer, hepatitis B and human papillomavirus.

Boris Johnson drops COVID passports for pubs

As Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to set out more details about the coronavirus passports on Monday, the British leader will drop the use of vaccine certificates in pubs and restaurants because of political and industry opposition, according to reports.

Germany restricts use of AstraZeneca vaccine for under-60s

Germany’s government said Tuesday it will restrict the use of AstraZeneca PLC’s COVID-19 vaccine for people younger than 60 following fresh blood-clotting incidents among recipients, potentially presenting the country’s sputtering vaccine rollout with fresh delays.