First 1-million Covid-19 vaccine doses will arrive this month
Jan 09 2021
The doses from the SII would cover the 1.25 million health workers Mkhize said should be prioritised for vaccination.
He was briefing Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Health, following calls from opposition parties for a National Assembly debate on South Africa's Covid-19 vaccine rollout plan. This vaccine named Kovild has been developed by the Serum Institute of India (SII).
The MHRA accepted the recommendation of the Commission on Human Medicines and authorised the Moderna vaccine following months of rigorous clinical trials.
"We welcome the government purchasing the vaccine, we think it will come in handy for society in general".
She said the city will not exclusively rely on AstraZeneca for the vaccines as she is also holding separate negotiations with another pharmaceutical company for additional supply for COVID-19 vaccine for the city.
Inc. has committed to deliver an initial batch of its coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines to the city government of Davao by the third quarter of this year, Mayor Sara Duterte said on Friday.
But, he added, it also showed that public pressure had an impact and "that we should keep up the pressure".
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 8 -The country's COVID-19 positivity rate declined to 3.6 per cent on Friday which is below the 5 per cent World Health Organization (WHO) recommended containment threshold. However, the sole distributorship of Beximco Pharmaceuticals from the Serum Institute and the memorandum with the Bangladesh government lead to several questions.
Ramaphosa's response comes after days of withering criticism in South Africa over the country's vaccine strategy from health leaders, labor unions and opposition parties. Second, COVAX's goal is to ensure an equitable distribution of the vaccines at the minimum cost.
The Government's aim is to offer coronavirus vaccines to all elderly residents, who are at the top of the priority list for vaccines, by the end of January. How ethical is this price disparity amidst a global pandemic? With the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine, Bangladesh is walking towards the same path which is paved with uncertainty, inequity, deprivation, and suffering.
A record high of 21 832 new infections in 24 hours was reported on Wednesday evening amid growing evidence that the virus's latest variant is more infectious. "Our commitment remains to save and protect the lives of our people".