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Small percentage of vaccinated people will get Covid-19

Small percentage of vaccinated people will get Covid-19”

In L.A. County, more than 50% of white and Asian American residents ages 16 and older have received at least one dose of vaccine, compared with only about 30% of similarly aged Latino and Black residents.

A very small number of mainly frail, elderly COVID-19 patients are being hospitalised and dying even after having a first dose of Pfizer's or AstraZeneca's vaccines, but this does not mean the shots aren't working, United Kingdom researchers said on Friday.

Moderna on Thursday also unveiled a rosier forecast of its current vaccine supply rate, updating its manufacturing prediction to between 800 million and 1 billion doses this year.

The new study tracked 52,280 people hospitalised with the virus during the second wave, between the start of the vaccine rollout on Dec 8 and April 10.

"As of now, we have got no stocks. According to the guidance tool given to the states and the way we are handholding the states, we think that...this vaccination drive will start according to how we have designed it", he said.

Canada will start getting Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines from the United States next week, a company spokesperson said Friday, in what will be the first time the USA has allowed that company's vaccine exported to Canada.

Henry said part of the objective of the clinics was to get vaccine to people who haven't yet registered with the government for their turn.

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"We need to be laser focused on two main things for community transmission in Canada, it's keeping up with the public health measures and vaccinating as many Canadians as possible, that's it, simple", said Canada's Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Njoo. "I will not predict how many weeks it may take", the minister said.

While Latinos account for about 48% of California's 17-and-younger population, they make up 65% of coronavirus cases among children statewide, according to a Times analysis.

The hospital used to provide vaccinations and people still hope to get their shots here.

"Kids are starting to go to college, and we all want to get back to school".

Many areas of the country are experiencing a similar downturn in demand for doses.

In the meantime, health officials are assessing the successes and failures of the pop-up vaccination clinics that were opened in the Lower Mainland this week in an attempt to offer protection to people living in COVID-19 hotspots.

The World Health Organization has listed Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, the agency said on Friday, the fifth to be given the status meant to expedite countries' own approval of shots.

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