New Zealand will get first batch of coronavirus vaccines next week

New Zealand will get first batch of coronavirus vaccines next week

The trials are likely to take place in the U.S. and Canada.

The vaccine is one of two being used to protect against serious illness and death from Covid in the United Kingdom, along with the Pfizer-BioNTech jab.

Volunteers who live near one of the four study sites - the University of Oxford, St George's University Hospital, London, University Hospital Southampton and Bristol Royal Hospital for Children - are being asked to sign up.

In late December Governor Gavin Newsom announced that CVS and Walgreens were picked to take part in a federal pharmacy partnership to help administer vaccines in the state.

However, he added: "It is important to establish the safety and immune response to the vaccine in children and young people as some children may benefit from vaccination".

Regulators in more than 50 countries have already authorized widespread use of the Oxford vaccine - which is being produced and distributed by AstraZeneca Plc - for people over the age of 18.

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New Zealand has said it secured up to 750,000 courses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine through an Advance Purchase Agreement, and was seeking a further small allocation through the COVAX Facility.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound negative impact on the education, social development and emotional wellbeing of children and adolescents, beyond illness and rare severe disease presentations", Rinn Song told the Guardian.

"Hence it is imperative to maintain COVID-19 appropriate behavior even after receiving the coronavirus vaccine", Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan had said earlier.

One of England's leading medical officers had also earlier urged people to follow the strict safety rules as there is no evidence to prove that vaccinated people can not transmit the virus. "The role of children in transmission, once they have acquired the infection, is unclear, although there is no clear evidence that they are any more infectious than adults".

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