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Alaska Health Care Worker Suffers Adverse Reaction After COVID-19 Vaccine Alaska Health Care Worker Suffers Adverse Reaction After COVID-19 Vaccine
- December 17, 2020

The Government announced today that it's secured two more Covid-19 vaccines which it plans to rollout next year if given the go ahead by Medsafe. A middle-aged health care worker in Juneau, who has no history of allergies, had an anaphylactic reaction that included flushing and shortness of breath 10 minutes after receiving the vaccine at a clinic at Bartlett Hospital. (more...)
Portugal says will have enough COVID-19 jabs for the whole population Portugal says will have enough COVID-19 jabs for the whole population
- December 17, 2020

After early failures with testing, Trump administration officials are hoping to write a very different ending with vaccines . "We are looking at hopefully at the first Covid vaccine being authorised by European Medicines Agency within a few weeks and it will only be a matter of days after that before we would see it being distributed here", he said. (more...)
UW Medicine administers Washington’s first COVID-19 vaccinations Tuesday
- December 17, 2020

He said telemedicine will also be a hot topic during the session. He says he's been watching closely as new information about the vaccine has been released and is confident about its safety. China has granted emergency-use status to two candidate vaccines from state-backed Sinopharm and one from Sinovac Biotech Ltd. "This is good news for New Zealand and the Pacific". (more...)
Adverse reaction reported in health care worker in Juneau
- December 17, 2020

Distribution and delivery of the December allocation of 31,500 doses of Pfizer vaccine is also continuing today to the six hospitals who ordered the vaccine directly from Pfizer through the State of Alaska's Immunization Program and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (more...)
Edmonton respiratory therapist becomes first Albertan to get COVID-19 vaccine Edmonton respiratory therapist becomes first Albertan to get COVID-19 vaccine
- December 17, 2020

He was then hospitalised on August 15 and was discharged after a week. However, this is not seen in relation to the vaccine. It also said that most common adverse event was pain at the injection site which resolved spontaneously. I have to get a second shot in 45 days. "That will determine how the vaccines should be rolled out in New Zealand and when it will be safe to open our borders again". (more...)
Germany demands European Union agency approve vaccine before Christmas
- December 17, 2020

Member states in the European Union (EU) could see an authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine "within a week", a top official said Wednesday. Hearst Connecticut Media has reported that 1,950 doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be delivered to Danbury Hospital and to other Nuvance hospitals, which include Yale-New Haven, Hartford Hospital, and St. (more...)
7 more COVID-19 cases identified in Island Health region 7 more COVID-19 cases identified in Island Health region
- December 16, 2020

Some 100 frontline healthcare workers were due to get shots in Ottawa, the capital, by the end of the day. Clare Wenham, assistant professor of global public health at the London School of Economics, told The Telegraph that the report "shows the hollowness" of numerous pledges and promises within the worldwide community. (more...)
Johnson urges 'extreme caution' as coronavirus restrictions ease at Christmas Johnson urges 'extreme caution' as coronavirus restrictions ease at Christmas
- December 16, 2020

We would normally have had a bigger Christmas and seen a lot more people". "It should now reverse its rash decision to allow household mixing and instead extend the tiers over the five-day Christmas period in order to bring numbers down in the advance of a likely third wave", the editorial said. (more...)
US vaccinations ramp up as 2nd COVID-19 shot nears US vaccinations ramp up as 2nd COVID-19 shot nears
- December 16, 2020

The findings set the Moderna vaccine up for emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration by the end of this week, meaning Americans could soon have two highly effective Covid-19 vaccines, after the first shots of Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine were given to health care workers on Monday. (more...)
COVID-19 vaccination: States receive 41,000 deep freezers, 45,000 ice-lined refrigerators COVID-19 vaccination: States receive 41,000 deep freezers, 45,000 ice-lined refrigerators
- December 16, 2020

The Pfizer vaccine is the first for COVID-19 to be approved by regulators following extensive trials. Geisinger Wyoming Valley is the first Luzerne County hospital to receive a shipment of the vaccine; St. Indonesia's President Joko Widodo said Wednesday that he is ready to be the first vaccine recipient in the Southeast Asian country so as to convince the people that the vaccines are safe. (more...)
State could receive Moderna vaccine as early as next week State could receive Moderna vaccine as early as next week
- December 16, 2020

That's why Nguyen says this kind of mass delivery is feasible, but she warns that it is hugely complex and will require worldwide teams to work together with new technology, like cold storage devices that can keep vaccines at ultra-cold temperatures, without the need for electricity. (more...)
Germany increases pressure on EMA to approve COVID-19 vaccine before Christmas Germany increases pressure on EMA to approve COVID-19 vaccine before Christmas
- December 16, 2020

The EMA has recently been under increasing pressure from European Union governments to speed up the approval of the coronavirus vaccine from Biontech and Pfizer, the Reuters news agency reported. "(But) seeing patients leave here well is why we do this. "Learn from reputable sources", Rucker said. He said he "welcomed" German media reports that the European Medicines Agency, or EMA, will finalise its approval process of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine by December 23 instead of at ... (more...)
Canada to receive 168,000 Moderna vaccines by end of December
- December 16, 2020

We will get through this. The U.S. could have four vaccines with FDA approval by February or March, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Monday. For those who were hesitant to receive the jab, 59% said they are concerned about possible side effects, while 55% cited a "lack of trust in the government to ensure the vaccines' safety and effectiveness". (more...)
Tighter virus rules kick in for London as cases mount Tighter virus rules kick in for London as cases mount
- December 16, 2020

He warned: 'Over the last week, we've seen very sharp exponential rises in the virus across London , Kent, parts of Essex and Hertfordshire. But he added: 'I know these steps are hard but we must not waver as we enter the final stretch'. (more...)
Billings Clinic receives first COVID-19 vaccine shipment Billings Clinic receives first COVID-19 vaccine shipment
- December 16, 2020

Sitting next to a Christmas tree, Bonnet said she was suspicious about the motives of the pharmaceutical companies rushing to get their vaccines approved and rolled out in record time. The president of the network, Kevin Smith, called the administration of the first vaccines a victory for science. "We'll see", she said. "I like to say this is the shot that will be heard around the world". (more...)
Coronavirus: Germany hopeful of earlier European Union vaccine approval Coronavirus: Germany hopeful of earlier European Union vaccine approval
- December 16, 2020

It's not clear if or how many more doses Pfizer will ship to the U.S.by the end of December, though it plans a global distribution of 50 million shots worldwide. The Amsterdam-based agency said it had received "additional data" from the company on Monday that was requested by the EMA committee that examines medicines for human use. (more...)
Many Americans plan to get COVID-19 vaccine, survey finds Many Americans plan to get COVID-19 vaccine, survey finds
- December 16, 2020

With some Canadians still nervous about the long-term effects of the COVID-19 vaccine, especially due to the speed at which it was created, one virologist is emphasizing that the vaccine has been "expedited, not fast-tracked". Pfizer plans to ship a second batch of 2.9 million vaccines later this month, to be administered as second doses. The U.S.is preparing to ship nearly 6 million doses of the Moderna vaccines to 3,285 locations in the first week. (more...)
WHO sees WHO sees "strong commitment" from Pfizer on affordable COVID vaccine
- December 16, 2020

Per the phases of vaccine roll out approved by the Center for Disease Control and adopted by Colorado, healthcare workers, assisted living facility staff and residents, and long term care staff and residents will receive the first vaccines. (more...)
Alberta expects 29,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses by end of month Alberta expects 29,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses by end of month
- December 16, 2020

More than 25,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are on the way next week, Health Minister Tyler Shandro said Monday . "The number of vaccinations that will take place today are probably pretty small", retired general Rick Hillier, who is in charge of Ontario's vaccine rollout, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (more...)
First COVID vaccine doses arrive in Alberta, additional 25K next week
- December 16, 2020

For the Moderna vaccine, Wynnyk said Alberta will be able to store the doses at seven storage units by the end of December and 16 storage units by the end of January. The system's spokesman said that includes Maine Med, Southern Maine Health Care and Mid Coast-Parkview Health. Maryland's COVID-19 vaccination plan begins with Phase 1A, which will focus on frontline healthcare workers, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, and first responders. (more...)

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