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US President-elect Joe Biden received the first of two doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

MI has vaccinated 13,321 frontline health-care workers as of Sunday, and is MDHHS is still planning to start vaccinations of long-term care facilities residents and staff next week.

Just hours after Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine made its way to Franklin Memorial Hospital, nurse Melody Hill was rolling up her sleeve, ready to be the first of the hospital's care team members to be inoculated.

The overall attitude towards the COVID-19 vaccines has been on the cautious side, with many still hesitant to accept inoculation due to concerns regarding its overall safety and effectiveness - no thanks to reports of adverse reactions from some who have accepted the vaccine.

"Scientifically, it is highly likely that the immune response by this vaccine also can deal with the new virus variant", said Ugur Sahin. The EU has ordered 200 million doses of the vaccine, with an option of 100 million more.

The vaccine has also been approved by the United States regulator, the FDA, and the European Medicines Agency for use in the EU.

Qatar will provide the COVID-19 vaccines to citizens and residents free of charge.

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The Swiss will start selected vaccinations of especially vulnerable people this week. "If there are people that we trust that can vouch and say, 'Hey, this is for the benefit of the people, get this out, ' then we wouldn't mind doing it". Germany's health minister, Jens Spahn, said he expects the country to receive more than 1.3 million doses by the end of this year.

Sahin spoke after the European Union cleared regulatory hurdles for the vaccine, co-developed with Pfizer, to be rolled out after Christmas.

But Prime Minister Scott Morrison has no plans to shut off flights from the United Kingdom as more than 20 countries close the door on travellers from Great Britain.

"This virus has multiple mutations, but as far as we know, 99% of the spike protein is not mutated", he said late Monday.

Public Health England (PHE) announced that 1,108 cases with this variant have been identified as of 13 December.

"The evidence has shown that so far, it does not seem to increase the severity of illness".

Johnson said early indications are that the variant is 70% more transmissible and is driving the rapid spread of infections in the capital and surrounding areas. "So contact reduction also works against the spread of the mutation".

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