In Germany, 101-year-old woman first to receive Covid-19 vaccine

Воскресенье, 27 Дек, 2020

More than 29,000 people have died, in total. The COVID-19 vaccine has been delivered to all European Union countries.

There is no outward reason to believe they won't, but China has a history of vaccine scandals, and its drugmakers have revealed little about their final human trials and the more than 1 million emergency-use inoculations they say have been carried out inside the country already.

"It is a historic milestone for all of us, an important day after such a hard year", Health Minister Marta Temido told reporters outside the warehouse.

To facilitate redressal of queries on COVID-19 vaccination and Co-WIN portal related queries, the capacity of the national and sate helplines (1075 and 104) has also been strengthened to address queries beyond their routine support.

Dr Nazla reiterated that efforts to prepare for the administration of COVID-19 vaccines are proceeding swiftly as per a globally accredited framework.

Overall, prioritisation for the COVID-19 vaccine was finalised with consideration to protecting individuals that face a higher risk of mortality from the virus, reducing the social and economic impact of the pandemic and supporting the continued provision of essential services.

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A 101-year-old woman became the first German to receive the coronavirus vaccine after one care home in the state of Saxony-Anhalt began inoculating its residents one day early.

In Bulgaria, where fears about vaccines also run high, the first person to get the jab will be health minister Kostadin Angelov, who has promised an aggressive campaign to promote its benefits. Authorities also planned to involve celebrities and other public figures in a pro-vaccination campaign.

This will exercise enable end-to-end mobilisation and testing of COVID-19 vaccination process (except the vaccine) and check the usage of Co-WIN in a field environment, the linkages between planning, implementation and reporting mechanisms and identify challenges and guide way forward prior to actual implementation including improvements that may be required in the envisaged process. After media reports, many countries across the world shut their borders and halted travel to the UK.

French officials said late on Friday that a Frenchman living in Britain had tested positive after arriving from London, adding that he was not showing symptoms and was isolating. "This facility is only for citizens who have yet registered themselves with health workers or at UHCs", the release said.

The company's 2,200 pharmacies will help "immunize a large portion of the US population, once the authorized vaccines become more widely available", its statement adds.