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World Australia Says Vaccine Choices Made on Best Medical Advice

08:20  14 january  2021
08:20  14 january  2021 Source:   bloomberg.com

COVID-19 vaccine doses have been delivered but are sitting on pharmacy shelves. Longer delays could prolong the pandemic

  COVID-19 vaccine doses have been delivered but are sitting on pharmacy shelves. Longer delays could prolong the pandemic If the pace of COVID-19 vaccination doesn't pick up soon, the pandemic will continue to dominate life in America longer than officials have predicted.Federal officials appear to have overestimated the speed at which vaccines could be given out, making delivery a disappointment in an otherwise successful vaccine development effort.

“That has been the best medical advice available to us. What we know with the AstraZeneca vaccine is that it’s safe, that it’s available, that it can be The clarification comes after some medical groups called for the government to pause the rollout of the AstraZeneca Plc vaccine because of concern

Scott Morrison says he will take medical advice , but expects a successful coronavirus vaccine will be "as mandatory as you can possibly make it". COVID vaccine likely to be mandatory in Australia , Scott Morrison says after signing deal with Oxford University.

(Bloomberg) -- The Australian government reaffirmed confidence in its “portfolio approach” to Covid-19 vaccines as the nation prepares to inoculate its population next month.

Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the University Children's Clinic in Belgrade, Serbia, on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) signed an agreement with Serbian government to supply 2 million doses of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, RDIF says in statement. © Bloomberg Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the University Children's Clinic in Belgrade, Serbia, on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) signed an agreement with Serbian government to supply 2 million doses of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, RDIF says in statement.

“That has been the best medical advice available to us. What we know with the AstraZeneca vaccine is that it’s safe, that it’s available, that it can be manufactured here, it can be transported at normal refrigeration levels,” Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said Thursday.

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  'This is a problem ... across the country': Health officials hope to speed up COVID-19 vaccine administration at nursing homes While the pace of vaccinations at U.S. nursing homes is lagging behind expectations, HHS Secretary Alex Azar says "a significant ramp-up" is coming.Only about 16% of vaccines distributed for use in nursing homes have been injected into residents and the staff who care for them, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Australia ’s chief medical officer says the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine is effective Australia ’s chief medical officer, Prof Paul Kelly, and infectious diseases experts have defended securing 54m doses of a Covid-19 vaccine made by Oxford University and the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca

Kelly said Australia will have more data by February, as well as "real-world information" coming from London, which has already started administering the vaccine . Speaking to Reuters, an AstraZeneca representative said the company “has always maintained that the world will need several safe and

The clarification comes after some medical groups called for the government to pause the rollout of the AstraZeneca Plc vaccine because of concern that it may not be effective enough to generate herd immunity. Subject to approvals, front line workers and aged-care residents in Australia will start to get the vaccine next month, with general practitioners and pharmacies using the AstraZeneca vaccine and hospitals the Pfizer Inc. dose, due to the latter’s storage requirements.

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“The AstraZeneca vaccine saves lives and it is important, as the epidemiologists and the microbiologists and other health experts tell us, to get that vaccine out to Australians and to ensure that the Covid-19 infections do not increase across the community,” Frydenberg told Sky News.

READ MORE: Australia to Rely on GP Doctors, Drug Stores for Vaccine Rollout

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The Covid-19 vaccine creates its own hurdles to inoculate everyone .
Promises that 20 million would get Covid-19 vaccines by New Year's Day fell short due to a shortage of trained workers, Covid-19 social distancing protocols at clinics, federal vaccine allocation numbers and the logistics of the Covid-19 vaccines.The vaccines themselves are delicate and require a fair bit of focus over time. Consider Moderna's instructions for preparing its doses: Thaw the vials for 2.5 hours in a refrigerator set between 36 and 46 degrees Fahrenheit. Then rest them at room temperature for 15 minutes. Do not refreeze. Swirl the vial gently between each withdrawal. Do not shake. Inspect each vial for particulate matter or discoloration.

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