Moderna's vaccine this month became the second to get emergency use authorisation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine.
The distribution of the Pfizer-BioNTech shot presents tough challenges.
A day before the vaccination campaign officially started in Germany, a small number of people at a care home for the elderly were inoculated in a nursing home in the town of Halberstadt on Saturday.
ParCare Community Health Network "may have fraudulently obtained COVID-19 vaccine, transferred it to facilities in other parts of the state in violation of state guidelines and diverted it to members of the public", state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said in a news release.
The mass vaccination against Covid-19 comes amid strict lockdown measures in many European Union states.
More than 1.6 million people in the country have been infected, and More than 29,400 diedMany of them are elderly, especially those who live in nursing homes.
France reported just 3,093 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours on Saturday, sharply down from the more than 20,000 cases on each of the previous two days, figures not seen since November 20.
An expert committee convened by Singapore's health ministry has recommended all residents medically eligible for COVID-19 vaccination to take shots as they become available, although it said vaccination should remain a voluntary option.
The vaccination drive is all the more urgent because of the concern around new variants of the virus linked to a rapid expansion of cases in Britain and South Africa.
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He said the suspect tried to hide his weapons before his arrest, and that he was apprehended without officers firing a shot. The mass shooting takes the number of homicides in Rockford this year to 35, making it the deadliest year on record.
Paris' health ministry confirmed late Friday that it had detected its first case of the new variant in a citizen returned from London on December 19, few hours before the vaccine arrives in France.
"Vaccination will start tomorrow in Spain, coordinated with the rest of Europe", Health Minister Salvador Illa wrote on Twitter.
Israel on Sunday began a nationwide two-week lockdown - its third since the pandemic started earlier this year - after a sharp rebound in the infection rate.
"Heading off to take receipt of the first delivery of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for the HSE", Reid said.
Parcare Community Health Network has a long history of partnering with the City of NY to provide vital healthcare services to New Yorkers who need them most - including providing COVID-19 testing - especially for New Yorkers in medically underserved communities who've been hardest hit by COVID-19.
One of the first Swedes to get the vaccine, Stig Larsson, 89, said he "did not hesitate" about being inoculated.
Germany, with a population of 83 million, has built up more than 400 vaccination centers to carry out the inoculations, including in venues like Berlin's former Tegel and Tempelhof airports and Hamburg's trade fair hall. The hospital is due to vaccinate some 250 to 300 of its employees on Sunday, with shots also starting in other hospitals around the country.
"Today, we start turning the page on a hard year".