AstraZeneca 'respects' decision by Germany to restrict use of vaccine
Apr 01 2021
Jens Spahn said a knowledge gap on how long vaccines can protect people - as well as fears about mutations - meant Germany should be ready to act independently.
She said there are risks associated with everything in life and people must weigh the benefits for the activity, whether it is getting a surgery that could lead to infection or crossing the street and possibly being hit by a vehicle.
Resumed using the AstraZeneca vaccine from March 29, but will only give it to people aged 65 and over.
They said there were 62 cases of CVST worldwide, with 44 of them in the European Economic Area (EEA) comprising the European Union and associated states Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
India, the world's biggest vaccine maker, has put a temporary hold on exports of AstraZeneca's vaccine being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII), as the country focuses on meeting rising domestic demand.
Health Canada reported that, to date, it has not received any reports of blood clots in Canada, although it added that the vaccine has not been used in large numbers in the country.
There have been 320 new confirmed cases that are variants of concern in B.C. for a total of 2,553 cases. One of the shots is 85 percent protective against the most severe COVID-19 illness, according to a massive study that spanned three continents. "This is what will get us closer to putting COVID-19 behind us", said the joint statement released by Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.
In the government's collaboration with Grab, Mr Khairy said the Grab app would have a direct link to the MySejahtera app to make the vaccine registration process easier, as well as to map out the vaccination centres to ensure those who have an appointment would find it easy to get e-hailing services to and from their house.
"Clearly, there is a lot of pent-up demand", she said.
"This shows our most important building block in our vaccination campaign is actually BioNTech". The vaccine is delivered from wholesalers to pharmacies, following governmental approval, and then to practices.
"That is why we at the Ministry of Health have taken such a proactive stance in protecting the population from suppliers and distributors who claim to have access to vaccines", he added. When health officials made a decision to deliver vaccinations by age, starting with the oldest and moving down, B.C. was not experiencing almost 1,000 COVID-19 cases a day.
"What we need to wait for, however, in Canada, is for Health Canada to approve its use in people under 16". "The risks of the complications are very low and the risks of the disease are much higher than the risks of a complication".
British Columbia's immunization plan is running on two tracks, with both an age-based program and another for front-line workers.
Vietnam had been promised 30 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine under Covax, a global mechanism for developing, manufacturing and procuring Covid-19 vaccine candidates that help member countries access vaccines as they become available.
Vaccines are now available for anyone 73 and older, Indigenous people over 18 and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable.
Donna Bell, a 48-year-old Indigenous woman who received her first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on March 17, said she had mild side-effects, but still wants a second dose.