Will COVID-19 vaccination centres be open all night?

Grant Boone
January 14, 2021

She says Israel will likely have to extend its nationwide lockdown. The CDC reports that almost 9 million people have received Covid-19 vaccines in the United States as of Monday, while more than 25.4 million doses have been distributed.

Speaking Wednesday at a JPMorgan Healthcare Conference event, Slaoui said he expects the J&J shot to have 80 per cent to 85 per cent efficacy, surpassing the objective the company outlined in its clinical trial design.

Like the BioNTech-Pfizer, Moderna's vaccine is also a so-called mRNA vaccine, a new kind of vaccine that teaches cells how to trigger a immune response to the virus without injecting parts of that virus into the body.

"We are conducting researches of the Covid-19 vaccine on adolescents aged 12-17, and is planning a study of those for children aged 1-11", Bancel said.

NHS England has also been offered the full use of Asda's 238 in-store pharmacies and qualified pharmacists to support the rollout of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

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The province says it administered 7,855 doses of the vaccine yesterday, for a total of 107,365. But the majority of patients in both trials received a second dose on schedule, leaving very limited data on how long the protection from the first dose lasts. "This will make sure that they have the vaccines and the information they need to keep rolling out doses as quickly, as smoothly and as efficiently as possible", he said. "At the same time, it is premature to get into the specifics of the supply of our vaccine candidate, as we do not yet have Phase 3 data, nor have we filed for or been granted Emergency Use Authorization", Johnson & Johnson said in a statement Wednesday.

The World Health Organization, Van Hoof said, points out that the ideal profile of a pandemic vaccine is different from one during normal times.

The US drug giant had been expected to have 12m doses ready by the end of February, 60m doses by April and 100m by June.

Carlo de Natoristefani, lead manufacturing adviser for the "Operation Warp Speed" programme, as Washington's vaccine development programme is known, said that J&J might be able catch up by March.

He said there would be "single digit million" doses available in the second half of February, and that efforts were being made to make that number higher.

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