The approval requires Pfizer and BioNTech to continue providing Health Canada with data on safety and effectiveness of the vaccine for at least two years, including measurements of any adverse reactions and data on how long the immunity provided lasts.
It will also be prioritizing the rollout of the vaccine in regions with the highest rates of COVID-19 infection. The province plans to hand out documentation so people can prove they've received the vaccine. The new cases include 588 in Toronto, 349 in Peel Region and 141 in York Region. Baker, along with other Ontario heads of municipal council, took part in an electronic conference Tuesday with Premier Doug Ford, Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark and other top officials involved ...
The United States is still waiting for approval from the Food and Drug Administration for a COVID-19 vaccine. It is reserving 500,000 doses out of the initial tranche of 6.4 million, in case of mishaps, and splitting the remainder by half, to ensure the first recipients are guaranteed their second dose 21 days after the first one.
Notably, two of the zoo staff has also tested positive for coronavirus. This study is important because it helps understand more about how COVID-19 can infect the conjunctiva and how this then allows the virus to spread through the body.
Two more local residents have died of COVID-19 as cases continue to rise at a rapid pace across Marion County. Hamilton County reported 404 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. The county has now reported 18,210 cases and 253 deaths. Meigs County is now "Red" on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System after meeting four of the seven indicators last week.
The medical regulator also said vaccinations should be carried out only in facilities that have resuscitation equipment. U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said in a separate statement that a strategy for other nations getting vaccine access will be crafted.