Westcountry vaccine hubs poised for Covid-19 jabs | West Country
Dec 09 2020
PHE said it has secured 58 specialised Twin Guard ultra-low temperature freezers which provide sufficient storage for approximately five million doses of potential Covid-19 vaccines which require ultra-low temperature storage.
The American Medical Association says those who are detained are 5 ½ times more likely to contract COVID-19 than the general population. Of the three candidates, AstraZeneca is the only one to have already struck a deal with COVAX, a global initiative to distribute COVID-19 vaccines equitably, including to low-income nations, according to data from the Duke Global Health Innovation Center.
The Pfizer vaccine is one of two on track for emergency FDA authorization this month, the other coming from drugmaker Moderna.
Governors are developing their own "micro-plans" for vaccine distribution within their states, administration officials said.
"It will take many months for us to vaccinate everybody who needs vaccination", he said. The summit is likely to focus on distribution, with Trump planning to sign an order directing his Department of Health and Human Services to prioritize getting them to people in the US before helping other countries.
He said the Army was also assisting with vaccine rollout plans, with 60 military planners integrated into the UK's vaccine taskforce.
The White House released details of President Donald Trump's summit, an event where the president will sign an executive order stating the USA would provide vaccines to Americans before aiding other nations. A second official said the order would restrict the USA government from donating doses to other nations until there is excess supply to meet domestic demand. Then they'll meet next week to talk about Moderna's vaccine. Agency decisions on the two drugs are expected within days of each meeting.
In total Britain has ordered 40 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech shot.
Representatives from CVS, Walgreens, FedEx, and UPS will also speak on their roles in delivering and administering vaccines in the US.
There is still no guaranteed date for when care home residents will be vaccinated despite them being at the top of the priority list, with Health Secretary Matt Hancock saying there are "significant challenges" to overcome.
Senior officials said the summit will primarily serve to "congratulate" members of Operation Warp Speed.
"Having been in contact with the NHS (National Health Service), I know how hard they all work and the greatest respect for them, they have a heart of gold and I am grateful for everything they have done to keep us safe during the pandemic", he said. The administration has prepared detailed videos for providers on how to safely prepare and administer doses, to be posted after the FDA issues its emergency use authorization. So far 80-85% of the facilities have signed on to the service, the officials said.