It is perfectly safe, says Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who has "extreme confidence" saying so-however there are some people who should not get one. "This is encouraging news for all of us".
The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is once again expanding the age range for those who can receive the Astra-Zeneca vaccine at its drive-thru clinic in Regina.
Phase 1A-eligible community members interested in joining the wait list can do so at geisinger.org/COVIDVax, on myGeisinger, or by calling 570-284-3657.
In the coming days, Geisinger will eclipse 200,000 vaccine doses administered, many of which have gone to the highest risk individuals within the state's Phase 1A groups.
An additional nearly 1,000 doses have been provided to participants in the Geisinger at Home and LIFE Geisinger programs for seniors most at-risk for severe complications or hospitalization should they contract COVID-19.
The Chief Secretary also emphasized the need of evolving a multi-sectoral response to the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine by involving NGOs, NCC and other volunteers, besides maintaining open and transparent communication through a proactive IEC strategy to curb misinformation and rumours. All the CVCs will be connected through 873 cold chain points with a total vaccine storage capacity of more than 50 lakh doses and vaccination capacity of 3 lakh doses per day. Eight more people have died.
The over-50s and the clinically vulnerable will still be offered a first dose by April 15, and second doses will be available to around 12 million people in April.
Health officials also provided an accelerated schedule for the age-based immunization program, with people in their 70s able to make vaccine appointments starting Saturday, March 20.
Workers are entitled to three consecutive hours leave during work hours to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.