Turkey Starts Inoculation of Second Doses of China's Covid-19 Vaccines

Carla Harmon
February 13, 2021

It recommends that anyone who has had Covid-19, regardless of how long ago, should receive a single dose of a vaccine at least three months after testing positive and ideally as close as possible to six months after.

Two of the "breakthrough cases" have been reported in Yamhill County, and the others are in Lane County, the Oregon Health Authority said in a statement.

State health officials are still operating under its phased-eligibility protocols, now in its Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tier 1. "This is common with all vaccines", Director of the Oregon Health Authority Pat Allen said.

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, health minister Matt Hancock said he hoped the country could live with the virus as it did with flu by the end of the year. Some had no symptoms at all while others had mild ones. OHA said that it is working with local public health officials to investigate the origin of these cases. "However, we expect to see availability of the vaccine improve over time, and Rite Aid stands ready to administer as many vaccines as we are allocated quickly, safely and efficiently". While they don't anticipate that these cases are going to be associated with variants that are more highly transmissible, they said they want to have that data.

He noted that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says that wearing a cloth mask over a surgical one will offer more protection against the virus.

"To date, we've had over 160,000 Oregonians receive their second dose and not all of them are two weeks out from their second dose".

Only a handful of African nations have begun giving vaccinations as the continent scrambles to obtain supplies for its 1.3 billion people, even as many richer nations are racing ahead with mass immunisation campaigns.

"We're not trying to punish people, we're trying to keep people safe".

Ardern previously said while the government would not be making it compulsory for frontline staff to get the jab, she expected uptake to be high. "The reservations were basically who got what link first and the elderly had no chance at getting reservations".

Further, ₹480 crore has been earmarked as operational cost for covid-19 vaccination drive of which ₹123.49 crore have been disbursed to States/UTs.

Europe's drugs regulator said on Friday it had launched a real-time review of CureVac's COVID-19 vaccine to speed up potential approvals and bring more shots to the region reeling from a surge in infections.

Christina Antoniou, spokeswoman for Pfizer Canada, says that work is now done and the company is on track to deliver four million doses by March 31, as stated in its contract.

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