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Arizona Opens COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments To Anyone 16 Or Older

Arizona Opens COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments To Anyone 16 Or Older”

Slightly more than 10% of the 4.3 million British Columbians eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations have been given a jab, according to Health Minister Adrian Dix.

Acting Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Alison Beam said people who are fully vaccinated are "potentially" less likely to spread COVID-19, but more research is needed on how long their protection lasts and how well vaccine protects against variant strains.

However, countries like Germany and France have since reversed the suspension following confirmation by both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) that the shot is safe and effective against the virus. Two-hundred-thirty-seven of those cases are still active.

India, the world's biggest vaccine-maker, has donated or sold more than 60 million doses to 76 countries, compared with almost 48 million doses given at home, leading to criticisms of its vaccine diplomacy. But Henry noted that 20 of the latest cases involve the P.1. variant first identified in Brazil, following the discovery of two separate clusters.

Greater Washington on Monday recorded 1,899 new infections.

Arizona officials have announced that starting this Wednesday, Arizonans ages 16 and older can get the COVID-19 vaccine at any of its state-run vaccination sites located in Pima, Maricopa and Yuma counties.

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There's some good news for graduating high school seniors in Vermont.

He explained that one can take the vaccine and have other diseases that are completely unrelated to the vaccination process.

Scott is hoping most Vermont schools will return to a full schedule of in-person learning by the middle of next month.

"Based on the information to date, Health Canada confirms that the benefits of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, in protecting Canadians from the severe outcomes of COVID-19, continue to outweigh any risks", the agency said. "Current CDC recommendations are that all people, including people who are fully vaccinated, should continue to avoid medium- and large-sized in person gatherings", Skoff said.

"And so in order to make sure we are utilizing our resources efficiently, what we wanted to do was to open it up to anybody that's eligible", she said.

Meanwhile, the Centre has revised the time window within which the second dose of Covishield vaccine can be taken. More than 988,000 people statewide have contracted the virus since last March.



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