Pharmacies to receive deliveries of Covid vaccines today

Brenda Watkins
June 15, 2021

Victoria recorded two new local cases of Covid-19 on Monday, both children who are close contacts of previous cases and have not been in the community while infectious.

Alberta is launching a multimillion-dollar lottery as an incentive to encourage more residents to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Saskatchewan has been allocated 89,880 Moderna doses for the week of June 14 and 130,620 Moderna doses for the week of June 21. But out of these, only 4,615 were first shots, and almost half of those were given in the 12 to 17 age group.

The province announced an accelerated second dose schedule Friday.

Seventy-nine per cent of those over the age of 40 have received their first dose.

When it comes to coronavirus vaccines, "we don't really have a good sense of what level you need for protective immunity", Dr. Dorry Segev, an author of the study and founder of the Epidemiology Research Group in Organ Transplantation at Johns Hopkins University, told CNN.

"I mean people have to be comfortable with it or not and the only thing we can offer in terms of trying to address that particular issue and need is that in the RHA clinics there's a private space where you can get vaccinated without being exposed to all the other people there", she said.

Vice President Kamala Harris visit to Mexico
Harris also met female entrepreneurs and held a roundtable with labor leaders in Mexico before heading back to Washington. In addition, the US has committed about $130 million over the next three years to support workers and labor reforms.

The second phase is scheduled for July 1, so long as 20 per cent of those 65 years and older have their second dose.

"Now, based on the experience gained in the feasibility study, the ICMR is keen to develop a model for vaccine delivery by UAV in the field practice area to reach areas to cover last-mile coverage at hard terrain in selected locations", it said.

Victoria's Health Minister Martin Foley confirmed a case reported on Saturday lives in the same Southbank townhouse complex as a worker from Arcare Maidstone, who earlier contracted the virus via the aged care facility.

He apprised the Centre that in Odisha the presence of private hospitals is very low and limited to only about 5 per cent of the total health care sector in the State.

Scientists in England now estimate that 96% of all new cases in the country are of the Delta variant.

The new cases, plus 15 cases that were tested out of province, increased Saskatchewan's total since last March to 47,764.

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