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PM gets his COVID-19 vaccination shot

Khairy Jamaluddin said workers from the aviation education and religious sectors have no choice but to wait Khairy Jamaluddin said workers from the aviation education and religious sectors have no choice but to wait
Sandy Nunez | 21 February, 2021, 05:47

Amanda Kloots has received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine -- just eight months after her actor husband Nick Cordero died from the virus.

"Obviously, we would like to have more vaccines".

"I will check that my department is not, but on my watch, until this issue is resolved, there will not be Facebook advertising", he said.

The prime minister joined the Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly and the Chief Nursing Officer Alison McMillan getting vaccinated as well as healthcare workers.

Japan will receive its second shipment of the vaccine developed by USA drugmaker Pfizer Inc. and Germany's BioNTech SE on Sunday, Taro Kono, the minister in charge of vaccination efforts, said Friday as the rollout gradually expands to hospitals across the country.

Hillier said his vaccine task force would now prioritize "patient-facing" health care workers, among other at-risk groups and said he expected the scarcity of vaccine doses to improve over the next few weeks.

Malaysia is set to take delivery today of the much-awaited vaccine to boost its fight against Covid-19 that has claimed more than 1,000 lives in the country over the past year.

Meanwhile in Queensland, hotel quarantine workers, border staff and frontline health workers will be informed of their eligibility for vaccination via text message.

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Ontario confirmed 1,150 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, after 1,038 infections were reported on Thursday. The decision followed calls from Toronto and Peel to keep strict measures in place to prevent more illness and death.

In Argentina, health minister Gines Gonzalez Garci resigned late Friday after it emerged that he had been helping friends skip the line for vaccine shots.

The Health Ministry (MOH), on behalf of the Malaysian government, had entered into an agreement with Pfizer (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd on Jan 11 this year for the purchase of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Australia has recorded 28,920 cases and 909 deaths since the pandemic began.

US President Joe Biden on Friday reassured people the shots were safe as he visited a Pfizer factory in MI.

"We're here making some very important points that it is safe", he said.

And with vaccines yet to reach the majority of people nearly everywhere, countries continue to resort to familiar methods to limit infections.

Pino said that health officials are looking into how the women got their first shot, adding they may have gotten the vaccination through a loophole or possibly through an insider.

The country is enjoying a second day without a single new COVID-19 transmission in the community, officials said.