UAE Covid vaccine: Over 40% residents get jab

Tanya Simon
February 17, 2021

"Every single day counts in the fight against COVID-19 and the sooner that communities can have access to COVID-19 vaccines, the sooner they can curb the spread of the virus and get back on their feet".

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday announced that a case of the coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa has been identified in a local resident, the first known case in the state.

"They have no mechanism set up, and they are finally talking about it now, and they should have been talking about it in November", Merchant said.

About 3.7 million more medical workers are scheduled to be inoculated after the initial group.

Ms Berejiklian also urged NSW residents to remain vigilant and on alert for COVID symptoms, despite the vaccine rollout.

"We will have something to say about what happens after the next three weeks shortly". I want to thank everyone involved in the process'. Similar cases were reported during the vaccine trials for both Pfizer and Moderna ahead of their emergency use authorization.

In addition to the 110,000 doses from the SII, the country has signed up for 10 million shots directly from AstraZeneca, 8 million from Pfizer, 768,000 from Sinopharm and 542,000 from the global vaccine sharing scheme COVAX.

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Protesters also gathered outside the central bank, where they held signs calling for support for the civil disobedience movement. It wasn't clear exactly how many students were rounded up, but estimates put the figure at between 20 and 40.

Britain says it is on track to have offered an injection by Monday to everyone 70 and over, as well as those who are clinically vulnerable, frontline health and social care workers and older adults in care homes.

Speaking on the expected challenges of the first roll-out, Khairy said the government would need to ensure that the transportation and storage for the Pfizer vaccines was seamless to avoid potential wastage.

Supplies of imported vaccines are a major concern because of supply shortages and restrictions in Europe, where many are manufactured, Kono said.

China has arrested the leader of a multi-million dollar scam that passed off saline solution and mineral water as Covid-19 vaccines.

Hospitals were told to prepare to start vaccinations next week after the Therapeutic Goods Administration conducts batch testing on some of the first vials.

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have confirmed that they have administered more than five million COVID-19 jabs since beginning a coronavirus vaccination campaign, with a rate of 50.61 doses per 100 people.

Logistics firm DHL will help with the transportation of the vaccines using dry-ice filled boxes.

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