Published: Wed, February 17, 2021
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Colombia Received Its First Shipment of Coronavirus Vaccines on Monday

Colombia Received Its First Shipment of Coronavirus Vaccines on Monday

COVID-19 frontline workers in NSW will start being vaccinated from Monday, with Premier Gladys Berejiklian arguing the definition of "success" in tackling the virus must change as the rollout progresses.

The first jabs will be administered at one of three vaccine hubs across Sydney - Westmead Hospital, Liverpool Hospital in the city's west and the Royal Prince Alfred hospital in the inner-city.

At least one other batch of his mock vaccines was smuggled out of China, but authorities claim they do not know which country it ended up in, the BBC says.

About 3.7 million more medical workers are scheduled to be inoculated after the initial group.

"The NSW community has been outstanding helping our health workers to contain the virus, and I am sure we will see similar community support for the vaccine rollout". "I think that's the most important message we need to send out". "What we've heard (from the state) is short on details, and it's alarming at this point".

"Clinical trials of both vaccines presently in use included breakthrough cases".

Nationwide, Australia has access to enough Pfizer doses for 10 million people and a deal for nearly 54 million injections of the two-dose AstraZeneca jab.

'The eagle has landed, ' jubilant Health Minister Greg Hunt told reporters on Monday. It is the next step in a careful plan based on safety, and this is about protecting Australians'.


The first vaccinations will take place in the cities of Sincelejo and Monteria, capitals of Colombia's Sucre and Cordoba provinces respectively, Health Minister Fernando Ruiz said during the broadcast.

That includes an order for 50m doses of a "next generation" vaccine being produced by Curevac that is especially suited to targeting emerging Covid variants.

"But again, just saying people are eligible doesn't mean they actually have the doses to cover them", he said.

Supplies of imported vaccines are a major concern because of supply shortages and restrictions in Europe, where many are manufactured, Kono said.

The arrests, involving more than 20 cases, came as Beijing vowed to crack down on fraudulent vaccines.

Meanwhile, on two-dose vaccines, Khairy said that under the JKJAV's policy, the second dose of the vaccine would be safely stored for those who had received the first dose.

Logistics firm DHL will help with the transportation of the vaccines using dry-ice filled boxes.

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