No one should have doubts about COVID-19 vaccines: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Monday, 22 Mar, 2021

Responding to a question on vaccinating more people, Paul said the issue is vaccines are limited and that is why, prioritisation has been done.

Three vaccines have been approved for use in Alabama and two of them - the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines - require two doses a few weeks apart for full protection.

The Health Ministry has informed that in just 20 days of the current phase almost 1 crore 70 lakh senior citizens above 60 years and over 35 lakh people above 45 years with co-morbidities have been administered the first shot of the COVID-19 Vaccine.

And to the east, New Brunswick is stepping up a program to vaccinate high school staff, saying it expects 4,500 such workers will receive a first dose.

"It is likely that among those who did not show up for their first vaccine, some proportion may have had another appointment elsewhere", said Sharon Bogan, Public Health - Seattle & King County spokesperson. It's administered at least one dose to 23.2 percent of its adult population.

The agency said 81,415,769 people had received at least one dose while 44.141.228 people are fully vaccinated as of Sunday. "We do not yet know our future allocation of J&J vaccine and so we can't predict when we will begin; however, every effort is being made to move onto these phases as we finish up Phase 1A and work to give access to every Pennsylvanian who wants a vaccine". "That's fine, as long as they get the second dose", he said. "During a war, at some point you need other people who come to take over".

As of february 21, about 87.5% of vaccinated people received their second shot on time. A second dose would not be expected to confer immunity within that time. The Johnson & Johnson vaccines require only one shot.

Britain has acquired the rights to significantly more vaccine dose than it needs to treat the entire United Kingdom population, and it it is time to begin sharing that surplus with countries that are most in need, Farrar said in a statement released after Hancock's announcement.

"With the progress we are now seeing and vaccine supply expected to increase significantly in the coming weeks, we are well ahead of schedule with our vaccine plan", Governor Parson said in press release. DOH found out this week that 8,400 doses were available.

Around 45,000 to 50,000 people are now on the vaccine waitlist for John Hunt Park.

"We are working closely with governments around the world, including the UK Government and the European Commission, to ensure the supply of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in accordance with the agreed schedules".

Johnson was vaccinated at St Thomas' Hospital in London, where he was in intensive care for three days in April 2020, suffering from Govt-19.