Missouri to open phases 2, 3 of vaccine eligibility within weeks

Brenda Watkins
March 22, 2021

India has scaled a landmark peak in its fight against COVID-19 with the total doses administered in the country having crossed 4 crore till Friday evening, the Union health ministry said.

It also comes as countries across Europe have had to impose tougher restrictions amid a rise in COVID-19 cases, with France going into its third lockdown across 16 regions, including Paris.

China has four domestic Covid-19 vaccines for public use, with vaccines made by CanSino Biologics and Wuhan Institute of Biological Products, an affiliate of China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm), receiving approval in February.

These are three inactivated vaccines, one adenovirus vector vaccine, and one recombinant protein subunit vaccine, Mao noted.

Experts say the problem of wastage could be solved by making more people eligible for vaccination rather than just front-line workers, the elderly and people over the age of 45 with health conditions.

"First time we have had 3M or more in two consecutive days". The issue is important, however, not only for your personal health but also for the country's health as leaders figure out how to ensure there's enough vaccine for everyone who wants one. While 2,57,292 people received the second dose in the last 24 hours.

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Through Saturday, almost 75 million vaccine doses have been given, the country's National Health Commission said.

A nursing home resident has died over the weekend as a result of COVID-19.

Among Alabama's largest counties, Jefferson is leading the way in vaccination rate.

Among people 65 and older, 69 percent have received at least one dose. Another 9.4% got their second dose shortly after the recommended amount of time between doses and 3.2% have missed a second dose, said DOH spokesperson Shelby Anderson.

Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said cases have begun to rise slightly again, while hospital admissions remain stable and deaths continue to decline.

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