Manipur anganwadi worker dies a week after taking Covid-19 vaccine

Pablo Tucker
February 21, 2021

"Our job as a health department is to vaccinate as many people as possible", Pino said.

The rollout more broadly commences on Monday, targeting health and border control workers, aged care residents and their carers in the first phase.

A pharmacist demonstrates the filling of syringes ahead of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout at the University of Sydney Brain and Mind Centre at Camperdown in Sydney.

DeSantis was criticized this week after he unveiled a "pop-up" clinic offering vaccines in an affluent, mostly White neighborhood of Manatee County, Fla.

She said that after February 25, health-care workers who work with patients will start getting vaccines as well.


Israel's Health Ministry on Saturday said that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 98.9% effective at preventing hospitalizations and death caused by COVID-19.

Japan will receive its second shipment of the vaccine developed by US 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. So far, the country has secured enough special syringes to cover the first 40,000 health care workers.

Health Minister Greg Hunt says the vaccines are safe for all.

However it also temporarily blocked the pages of health and emergency services agencies, prompting government accusations that it was damaging its own credibility.

In Romania, the government pushed the country's thousands of homeless people up the priority list for vaccines, placing them on a par with the elderly and the chronically ill and reaching 300 in the first days of the drive. "It's hard for a lot of them to follow infection control measures", junior health minister Andrei Baciu told AFP.


"We have the capacity of having 50,000 to 100,000 immunisation centres operating any single day", Prof Arora said.

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

Both women had valid vaccine cards from their first shot, Pino said.

Pressley said the key aspect of the $25.2 billion is "the nimbleness of the funds" - lawmakers must ensure this money can be used quickly and directly supports local communities' responses to COVID-19.


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