We have an extensive nationwide logistics network that could support the storage and distribution of the vaccine and our highly-trained pharmacy colleagues are experienced in delivering large vaccination programmes, having recently provided almost 200,000 flu jabs to members of the public.
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The biggest global vaccination campaign in history has begun.
Health ministry officials have predicted the country will get a total of 500 000 doses in January, and another one million doses in February, with Moderna's shot adding to totals. Delivering billions more will be one of the greatest logistical challenges ever undertaken.
Dr. Paul Stoffels in an interview on Tuesday also said J&J expects to meet its stated target of delivering 1 billion doses of its vaccine by the end of this year as the company ramps up production. She wrote that her husband was "conscious and energetic" through the process.
Vaccinations in the USA began on December 14 with health-care workers, and so far 9.27 million doses have been given, according to a state-by-state tally by Bloomberg and data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study is ongoing, but the protection has lasted 71 days so far.
As of Sunday evening, the province had administered 3,700 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. It said it was a "highly unusual" and severe case of a condition that can prevent blood from clotting and cause internal bleeding.
"EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides announced during our (EU lawmakers) group meeting this morning that the vaccine manufacturer Johnson & Johnson is likely to submit an application for approval to the EU for their vaccine in February", said Peter Liese, who speaks on health matters for the EU's centre-right group, the assembly's largest.
"That's particularly important to those people that may find it hard to travel or get to mass vaccination centres that are likely to be further away", he pointed out. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stepped forward to assure Americans that the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is safe.
That is on top of the 20 million doses Canada has already secured through the pharmaceutical corporation.
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, British Medical Association council chair, said: "GPs are working incredibly hard to vaccinate their communities, but basic logistics and simple messaging for patients are key to this".