We've been waiting a long time for the vaccine to be here.
"While we can see light at the end of the tunnel, we are still in the tunnel", Lightfoot said. People that have been in our hospital.
"For those who are hesitant, they want politicians to be vaccinated first".
At the time of the report, the US had reserved 800 million doses of the vaccine.
She said she'd rather take her chances getting COVID-19 than the vaccine.
"The vaccine committee I jointly chair with Health Minister Dr Adham Baba will make recommendations on groups that will be prioritised for vaccination based on risk assessment".
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) said on Monday that the first 1,950 doses were delivered around 7 am at the Holladay Park site in Portland and Meridian Park site in Tualatin. Moreover, those who are receiving the Pfizer vaccine will also be given a booster jab 21 days after their first dose.
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Khairy said this in response to a question from Lim Guan Eng (PH-Bagan) regarding the cost, effectiveness, vaccine coverage and side effects of the vaccine, as well as the rationale for the selection of the vaccine by Pfizer.
Jessica Daniels, right, immunization program coordinator for Legacy Emanuel, first-bumps Kelley Callais after Callais administered her COVID-19 vaccination shot at at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine requires two separate doses to be taken within three weeks of each other.
The policy will include action against claims that the vaccine is used to intentionally cause harm or control people. Vaccine shipments to other hospitals, including Salem Hospital, will continue to arrive this week.
As Advocate Aurora hospitals start to receive precious deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines, the system's infectious disease expert and a nursing leader held a virtual town hall Wednesday to answer questions about the historic vaccination effort.
Initially, about 3 million doses were expected to be sent out, and the priority is health care workers and nursing home residents as infections, hospitalizations and deaths soar in the U.S. With numbers likely to get worse over the holidays, the vaccine is offering a bright spot in the fight against the pandemic that's killed almost 300,000 Americans. Gov. J.B. Pritzker called it a beginning for the state. There have been 25 deaths and 1,744 confirmed Covid-19 cases so far.