Grundy and Linn County health departments receive shipments of COVID-19 vaccine

Grant Boone
January 23, 2021

Vaccines will be given by appointment only and only available to those over 65 years old and those in Phase 1, who have yet to be vaccinated.

Together, these two phases are focused on people most at risk. An initial 30 million doses are expected to start arriving in countries by March with the aim of covering three percent of the general population, prioritizing mainly healthcare workers and other priority groups and then expanding to cover additional vulnerable groups, such as the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions.

"͞This is an extraordinary time with what is now the most significant step on our path to protecting our communities and our health-care system", Henry said.

As additional vaccines are approved and become available, front-line essential workers or those who work in specific workplaces or industries may also be able to start receiving vaccines later in Phase 3.

As of January 20, over 79,000 Philadelphians have been partially vaccinated, and over 19,000 have received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Speaking of the self-serving approach of high-income countries, Ghebreyesus said that "ultimately, these actions will only prolong the pandemic, the restrictions needed to contain it, and human and economic suffering".

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'UNICEF has put in place a global network of freight forwarders and logistics providers to deliver vaccines as quickly and safely as possible as part of this historic and mammoth operation, ' said Mohamed Fall, UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Director.

"Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, our province, with steady guidance by Dr. Bonnie Henry, has made decisions based on science, data and evidence from health experts", Dix said. "We look forward to rollout in the coming weeks".

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that Africa is in danger of being left behind in Covid-19 vaccination as countries from other regions strike bilateral deals, thereby driving up prices.

Moeti said that Africa is yet to buffer itself fully from the risk of COVID-19 hence the need for the worldwide community and pharmaceutical giants to address imbalances in vaccine access.

Roughly four million British Columbians are eligible to receive the COVID-19 immunization.

Those who are considered "clinically extremely vulnerable" will receive their immunization beginning in April.

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