"Vaccines are the way out of this pandemic", he said, as he called upon any remaining over-70s yet to receive their first of two doses of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Oxford/AstraZeneca jabs to come forward this weekend. Three others are under review; the federal government has bought two more, but neither of those is expected to be considered for approval until the fall.
As per doctors, the second dose is to given to a beneficiary after a gap of 28 days.
Dr. Mark Ghaly, California Health & Human Services Agency Secretary, said this would add about 4-6 million people to the approximately 13 million Californians already eligible to receive the vaccine. They'll have to do a followup test 10 days later. He said this is especially important as new, more contagious variants of the novel coronavirus emerge around the world.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul, on Thursday disclosed that the Ministry of Public Health has secured 63 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine for Thai people from various manufacturers, with the first batch to arrive, being from China's Sinovac in late-February.
Meanwhile, in Wales, First Minister Mark Drakeford said some over-50s there have already begun to be contacted and offered a vaccination as the top four groups had been reached.
Director-general of health Ashley Bloomfield said the first 100 vaccinators were being trained to administer the vaccine via a two-hour online course.
Some people in MA are offering rides and even money for a chance to take advantage of a state rule that allows those who accompany people age 75 and older to a coronavirus vaccination appointment to get a shot at the same time. Some can be kept at room temperature, others need special equipment to keep them at low temperature. "These orders allowing larger groups and more capacity will lift up small businesses, keep schools open and get us closer to normal".
Once a user selects a location they can view available appointments, what type of vaccine is being offered - Pfizer or Moderna - directions, whether the site in indoors or outdoors, and disability access information. In January 2020, the survey found about 76 per cent of respondents said they trusted doctors and 70 per cent had trust in scientists. But Scott noted that some states have since been forced to cancel appointments or schedule them out months into the future, "even for those in their seventies, eighties".
Politicians did not fare as well. A year ago 40 per cent of those surveyed said they trusted government, compared to 32 per cent this year.