Published: Wed, March 10, 2021

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The minister also underlined the importance of measures taken to ensure equal access to vaccines and said she has been continuously advocating for the cause, including through her role as one of the co-chairs of the COVAX AMC Engagement Group.

"We need to accelerate the vaccination program to achieve herd immunity as soon as possible", Penny Lukito, head of the country's food and drug regulator said in a virtual briefing Tuesdday.

"The FDA wishes to caution the general public that online advertising, offering for sale and supply of medicinal products including the Covid-19 vaccines are strictly prohibited".

"It is very pleasing to see the majority of Global Positioning System putting up their hands to participate in this critical national program", Dr Khorshid said. "Even South Africa has suspended it". The two travellers arrived on a repatriation flight from Singapore on Monday.

The COVAX Facility leads an unprecedented effort to provide at least 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2021 to low- and middle-income countries.

Albertans born in 1957 will be able to book an appointment for a COVID-19 immunization online or by calling Health Link at 811.

As of Sunday, more than 81,000 Australians had been vaccinated.

Vaccines are being rolled out to front line workers around the world.

Italy has blocked a shipment to Australia of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine

Outside of Europe, Canada continued to prohibit the AstraZeneca vaccines from being used on those over the age of 65.

From today on nursery school teachers, child minders, some teachers and police officers, as well as people in workshops for disabled people, will be vaccinated with AstraZeneca's preparation.

To complement the Phase 1B rollout, GP-led Respiratory Clinics and Aboriginal community Controlled Health Services will also help to deliver vaccines.

But the slow pace is not down to a shortage of vaccines.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said it had anticipated veto problems could arise in shipments from Europe, adding that Australia's inoculation schedule would continue as planned. "That is not the situation in Australia", Mr Morrison said.

Mr Morrison said one quarter of the 100,000 vaccines administered had been to the most vulnerable Australians, namely those in aged and disability care.

Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldermariam, the World Health Organisation (WHO) country representative to Uganda, noted that although the vaccines for covid-19 were developed very fast, there was no compromise on the safety.


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