Deshmukh said that as per the central and state governments' plans, health workers in the district will be the first lot to receive the vaccine, followed by elderly and co-morbid patients, and finally the general public.
Aliyu made the disclosure as a guest on ARISE News, on Sunday. He hinged optimism of scheduled arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine on the PTF's collaboration with the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency.
Zayed said the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine is also expected to arrive in the third or fourth week of January. "The control of the COVID-19 pandemic will rely not only on full compliance with the non-pharmaceutical interventions but also on the availability and acceptance of vaccination programmes".
Dr Farida Al Khaja, CEO of Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector at the DHA and Chairperson of the Covid-19 Vaccination Steering Committee said the vaccination drive is in line with providing vaccines for priority groups in the first phase. A vaccination dry run was performed and they were later observed for 30 minutes.
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Minimum wage workers are typically younger and predominantly have jobs in the leisure and hospitality sector, federal data show . There, a state law prohibits scheduled minimum wage increases when the state's annual unemployment rate is above 8.5%.
The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by a new coronavirus, as of 4 p.m. ET on January 2 versus its previous report a day earlier. Several prominent citizens and dignitaries have already received the vaccine.
The first dry run was conducted in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Punjab on December 28-29 with at least 125 intended beneficiaries at five sites in a maximum of two districts each.
Murphy has said the state is on track to vaccinate 70% of residents within six months.
A state-level vaccine store has been set up in Chandigarh, officials said. Part of Sinopharm's vaccines' appeal is that, unlike newer mRNA vaccines that need a cold chain, they must be stored at the normal temperature of 2C-8C (35.6F to 46.4F).