Malaysia receives 1.06 million more doses of Covid-19 vaccine

Brenda Watkins
May 25, 2021

Health minister Norihisa Tamura gave his final approval Friday for emergency use of two more COVID-19 vaccines - developed by Moderna and AstraZeneca, respectively - in hopes of giving the developed world's slowest vaccine rollout a much-needed shot in the arm.

Half of Canada's population has now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The CITF said another shipment of AZ vaccine supply from COVAX with the same volume of 559,200 doses will be at the end of this month.

Kandodo said Wednesday: "We tried to assure Malawians and give them the faith" but wound up with 16,910 unusable doses of AstraZeneca, incinerated in a brief ceremony at the hospital.

Fewer than 2% of Africans had received a dose, Moeti said, compared with 80% in some richer countries.

The CDC says the average daily pace of COVID-19 vaccinations is down nearly 50% from a peak in April.

Only the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for use in people between the ages of 12 and 18.

Manitoba is seeing record numbers of COVID-19 cases and people in intensive care during the third wave of the pandemic.

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Williams said the province will provide further information on how individuals who received their first dose of the shot after March 19 can book a second dose appointment in the "near future".

There are three vaccines now in use in the United Kingdom - those by Oxford-AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Moderna.

As of Thursday at 8 p.m., over 7.7 million have been administered across the province.

For those who cannot book their appointment next week, the province is working with primary care providers and pharmacies to ensure second dose appointments are scheduled in advance of the 12-week interval.

Ontario is reporting 1,691 new cases of COVID-19 today and 15 more deaths linked to the virus.

Meanwhile, Canada's deputy chief public health officer said this week that Canadians could be receiving their second doses sooner than expected. Officials said new studies show the risk is low enough to go on.

There is no timeline yet for use of the AstraZeneca jab, which some countries have restricted or dropped from their vaccine campaigns over rare blood clot concerns, even though experts say the benefits outweigh the risks.

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