India Scraps Local Trials for 'Well-Established' Foreign COVID-19 Vaccines

Pablo Tucker
May 28, 2021

"It does not expire until the end of June so we still have a little bit of time, so people can make their best decision", she said. He received both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech jab in early December, shortly after 91-year-old Margaret Keenan, the first woman who got the shot.

Communities such as Gabriola Island and Pender Island, which had community-wide immunization clinics for the first dose, will have similar clinics for the second jab. "He became an worldwide sensation as the first man to receive a COVID vaccine".

"Bill was so grateful for being offered the opportunity to become one of the first people in the world to be given the vaccine", she said. He also regularly attended gigs to take photos of the musicians for his love of Jazz music and passion to help people in any way possible. Using a broader definition for a case of Covid-19, the study showed 93 percent efficacy.

Three vaccines in India have got emergency use authorization - Serum Institute of India's Covishield, Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN and Russian Sputnik V. The government has provided 22 crore vaccine doses to states and Union Territories with states having 1.77 crore doses available to be administered and one lakh vaccine doses are in the pipeline, which are expected to reach the states within three days.

She said the province is still awaiting more information from studies on the AstraZeneca product being conducted in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.

"India is the second country after the US to achieve this coverage in just 130 days". Officials have said that 98% of the population remains susceptible to infection.

As for AstraZeneca, Henry expects to share further guidance on second doses of that vaccine.

For the thousands of people who received a first dose before the website launched on April 15, Henry encouraged registering to receive an invitation to book a second-dose appointment.

Several of the local pharmacies have not yet received any doses of vaccine, and until they do, are not booking appointments. "It's simple, it's fast, and getting vaccinated is important and integral to restarting our province and our lives".

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