Tens of thousands of doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine are officially making their way to the state of Florida this week.
VA WNYHS was selected for its ability to vaccinate large numbers of people and store the vaccines at extremely cold temperatures.
The United States, the United Kingdom, Bahrain, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait are among the countries that have approved the Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine candidate "BNT162b2" for emergency use. Moderna's vaccine is pending FDA approval, and has reported 94.5% efficacy in trials.
In Toronto, spectators in scrubs and lab coats applauded as Anita Quidangen, a personal support worker at Toronto's Rekai Centre nursing home, received the first vaccine administered in Ontario.
Staff at Mercy's respiratory care clinic where covid-19 testing is performed also will be among the first to receive vaccinations, he said.
The vaccine will only be available to those over the age of 16, though, as there is not enough data on how it affects younger people. It doesn't expect to begin vaccinations until about the second quarter of 2021.
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Although this symptom has not been listed by health agencies as one of the prominent symptoms of the virus, patients around the world have experienced it.
"Middle Park Health is formulating a plan following state guidelines for the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine to our employees", the statement said. Do I need the vaccine?
Despite the arrival of the vaccine vials, Trudeau urged Canadians to continue to wear masks, avoid gatherings and to download a government app that lets users know if they've come in contact with those who have tested positive.
Additional segments of the population will receive COVID-19 vaccines as more supplies become available.
"I think it will look similar to the testing operations we have in place once we're in a less targeted tier", she explained.
"This first round of vaccinations will help save lives by effectively slowing the spread of the coronavirus at VA facilities, local hospitals, and in the community", Tester said.
"It's just incredible that we have a vaccine this quickly", Johnston said, "to think that this is the beginning of the end".