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WHO, Pfizer strike Covax deal for 40 million Covid-19 vaccine doses

WHO, Pfizer strike Covax deal for 40 million Covid-19 vaccine doses”

The WHO listed the vaccine for emergency use on December 31: saying it met its must-have criteria for safety and efficacy. However, according to the latest data from the health ministry, over 823,000 French nationals have so far been inoculated against COVID-19, out of the 1 million citizens the government was planning to vaccinate by the end of the month.

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can be life threatening if not treated quickly.

The guidance posted in a January 21 update to the CDC website said a second dose should be administered as close to the recommended schedule as possible, either three weeks for the Pfizer Inc.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also emphasized that widespread vaccination was critical to fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Among more than four million doses of the vaccine that were administered across the U.S. from December 21 to January 10, just 10 people reported confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after vaccination, which is a severe allergic reaction requiring administration of epinephrine.

All 10 of the people who developed anaphylaxis were given epinephrine, the drug in EpiPens that is used to combat severe allergic reactions.

Njoo addresses questions on the taking first and second dose of vaccine 42 days apart Politics News8 days agoVideo2:34
Njoo addresses questions on the taking first and second dose of vaccine 42 days apart Politics News8 days agoVideo2:34

'There is no data to demonstrate that protection after the first dose is sustained after 21 days'.

All of the confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after administration of Moderna's shot so far were in women, which isn't a huge surprise when you consider that most of the non-elderly people who've been vaccinated in the United States of America so far are healthcare workers, an industry which is 76% female.

Most of the anaphylactic reactions happened within just minutes of vaccination.

All 10 individuals who were documented as experiencing anaphylaxis were women who had a median age of 47 years.

Nine of the 10 people had a history of allergies and five of them had previously experienced an anaphylactic reaction.

During her update on the pandemic response Thursday, Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the province is "wanting to do our utmost" to ensure everyone who has received one dose of the vaccine gets their second dose within 42 days.

More news: Early evidence suggests the UK coronavirus variant could also be more deadly



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