Thursday, 25 February, 2021

Japan outlines cautious vaccine schedule ahead of first shots

Face mask image NHS England is inviting those aged 65 to 69 and clinically vulnerable people to get a COVID-19 vaccine in the country’s fight against coronavirus
Sandy Nunez | 17 February, 2021, 12:33

"This comprehensive (vaccination) programme is aimed at ensuring herd immunity in the community so that we can stop the spread of COVID-19 infections and bring an end to the pandemic", Muhyiddin said at the launch of a handbook setting out Malaysia's vaccination programme. The next opportunity to sign up for the Publix vaccine is expected to be Friday, Feb 19.

That is dependent, however, on the state health department shipping enough vaccines to Beaumont to honor those appointments.

U.S. pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is the latest to apply for authorisation for its coronavirus vaccine in the European Union with a decision possible by the middle of March, Europe's drugs regulator said Tuesday. "We remain committed to vaccinating patients as quickly as possible as soon as we receive our allocated doses of vaccine".

With vaccines delivered by NHS staff, this group of individuals joins those who have already been invited to get vaccines, as determined by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

The European Union (EU) has implemented export restrictions on Covid-19 vaccines manufactured in the bloc, including Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca shots, requiring approval from the European Commission before doses are supplied outside the EU. "Covax deliveries and the subsequent vaccination of frontline workers will support health and social care systems to safely resume these critical services", it said.

Malaysia will receive its first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines over the weekend for a COVID-19 inoculation drive that is set to begin on February 26, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Tuesday, adding that he will be the first to be vaccinated.

28 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Grande Prairie; 284 across Alberta
They include three under the age of 20, three between 20 and 39 years of age, two in their 40s, and three in their 50s. That's 2,691 fewer hospitalized Covid patients than the pandemic high of 5,717 exactly one month ago on January 13.

Belgium ambassador to Malaysia Pascal Gregoire tweeted: "Very happy first Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines on their way to Malaysia from Belgium".

The Michigan National Guard and state health officials worked together to ask local health departments and hospitals how many second doses of the vaccines would be needed, Sutfin said.

However, he said, the decision to vaccinate any pregnant woman will be made in consultation with her healthcare provider. "We also hope to have all our upcoming shipments authorised as scheduled, Your Excellency".

He advised the people not to delay to register for the vaccination and to keep the given appointment for them to be given the first dose and also the second dose.

Japan's first vaccine to be administered, jointly produced by USA pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech, was given approval to be used in Japan by a health ministry panel last Friday.