Next Week, Anyone Can Get a Covid-19 Vaccine in Texas

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But health officials are concerned that people are letting their guard down with other protective measures as the more contagious variants spread.

DSHS said this is to ensure vaccination of anyone 80 or older with as small a burden on themselves as possible.

Federal Procurement Minister Anita Anand blamed a "backlog in its quality assurance process".

Another 846,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine are also being delivered, though there was word late Thursday that a batch of almost 600,000, which was expected to arrive on the weekend, has been delayed until April 1.

According to DSHS data, 9,319,666 vaccine doses have been administered in Texas as of March 22, which shakes out to more than 6.3 million with at least one dose and nearly 3.2 million who are fully vaccinated.

Texas is becoming the most populous state to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults, more than a month before President Joe Biden's goal of making the shots available to anyone who wants one by May 1. Out of which, 14,07,520 beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and 1,12,591 Health Care Workers and Front Line Workers received 2nd dose of vaccine as per the provisional report.

Sharma said she agrees with European health authorities that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh any potential risks, and that all four vaccines approved for use in Canada are considered safe.

India on Friday logged 59,118 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative tally to 1,18,46,652.

Speaking Thursday on the NFL Network, Dr. Allen Sills said he hopes "everyone" will get vaccinated and added that "you'll see vaccinated individuals be able to have certain privileges, and certain precautions that are lifted that won't apply to unvaccinated individuals". Even social media conglomerate, Facebook Inc.is working to help the Unites States' government get people vaccinated for the virus.

Cases are growing, according to the latest numbers. - Canada: 951,562 confirmed cases (38,922 active, 889,850 resolved, 22,790 deaths)...

Quebec reported 945 cases and four more deaths, while Manitoba reported 111 cases and one death.Saskatchewan had 168 new cases and two deaths.

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