Wait between first and second COVID-19 vaccine dose shortened significantly

Wait between first and second COVID-19 vaccine dose shortened significantly

Many British Columbians will be able to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine faster than expected. But because both Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccines require two doses given several weeks apart, Limaye says it may be hard to fully vaccinate everyone who wants a vaccine. Details were provided during a live press conference with Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.

After the US, India is the second country to reach this mark.

"We are examining the request (for indemnity) and we will take a decision in the larger interest of people and on merit".

Shakespeare received his first Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the same hospital shortly after 91-year-old Margaret Keenan, who became the world's first person to get the jab, reads the report. "It ensures that you have maximum protection for the maximum amount of time".

Meanwhile, the daily COVID-19 positivity rate in India has reduced and now stands at 9.42 per cent, while the recoveries continue to outnumber the new cases for the 13th consecutive day, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.

She also highlighted the plan for second doses in remote and Indigenous communities where B.C. gave first doses using a "whole of community approach".

"I am so pleased to be getting the COVID vaccine today and really proud that it is one that was invented in Oxford", said Brian Pinker, a kidney dialysis patient who received the jab in early January.

Providing data, it said UK's Public Health England (PHE) has reported high vaccine effectiveness (87.9%) against the B.1.617.2 variant, most reported in India, in an observational study (concluded on May 22, 2021).

NEW DELHI, May 27 (Reuters) - India scrapped local trials for "well-established" foreign coronavirus vaccines on Thursday as it tries to accelerate its vaccination rollout, with a government official saying Pfizer shots could arrive by July.

She added that they have enough supply for British Columbians to receive a second dose of AstraZeneca and she's not anxious about expiration dates, meaning people will have time to make a proper decision.

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