Covid-19 vaccination drive: Beneficiaries begin to get second dose


"Genome sequencing is underway, and we expect results next week", the agency said. If you have the opportunity to get the vaccine now, you should do so to protect yourself.

"To date, we've had over 160,000 Oregonians receive their second dose and not all of them are two weeks out from their second dose".

Sir Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England, praised staff for their efforts in reaching millions of people with vaccines. All three of the vaccines authorised for use in the European Union - made by Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca - were developed to be administered in two doses delivered a few weeks apart.

"Here we are coming off a year where the cries have been for equity and racial justice, and I think that we are being tested in real-time as to whether we're responding to that", said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

Trudeau says returning Canadians without a negative test won't be refused entry because they are already on Canadian territory.

Experts said continued pressures on hospital would mean that many routine operations will be delayed until Easter at the earliest.

She said another 20 per cent or so don't now want to be inoculated but could be persuaded.

The news makes OR one of the first states in the nation to identify so-called "breakthrough cases" where people who were considered immune have now been sickened with mild cases of the disease.

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We are professional athletes, we learn over the years to play with the pain. "Just putting bare feet on the ground", he said. There has been controversy in the build up as players have complained about their quarantine conditions.

During a press conference Friday, health officials said these cases were found through testing. "This is common with all vaccines", Director of the Oregon Health Authority Pat Allen said.

This is the first time since July that R has been this low, and shows that lockdown restrictions are having an impact and the epidemic is shrinking.

Trudeau also reiterated previously announced measures for worldwide travellers, suspending flights to sunny destinations, limiting in-bound global flights to only four Canadian airports, and forcing flyers who enter Canada to show proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of boarding their flight.

The country is emerging from a second wave of the Covid-19 outbreak that began in January and led to the deaths of hundreds of people, including three Cabinet ministers.

The data is based on swab results from people with and without symptoms.

The statement added: "The patient was transferred from a Managed Isolation Facility into hospital-level care for the treatment of a serious non-Covid-19 related condition on 5 February".

About 800 workers from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Friday will be in the first wave of COVID-19 vaccinations for employees at the United States' busiest seaport complex, which has been hard hit by pandemic-related workforce disruptions and surging imports.