Japan begins COVID-19 vaccination drive amid supply worry

James Marshall
February 17, 2021

The Trump administration accused Beijing of a lack of transparency that it says worsened the COVID-19 outbreak.

The reason: "an unexpected and significant reduction in Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine allocation from the state of MI", the health system said in a news release. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.

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"The vaccine is our route to freedom - we will beat this virus jab by jab".

"However, without a massive increase in vaccine production, countries enduring conflict will not get enough doses of COVID-19 vaccines for everyone that needs one".

The health system has the capacity to vaccinate 50,000 people a week, but this week is getting only 2,200 doses from the state.

According to excerpts of his speech released in advance to the press, the United Kingdom foreign secretary will also use the UK's presidency of the Security Council this month to warn members that allowing the virus to spread in areas without vaccination campaigns means a greater risk of new variants taking hold and further waves sweeping the world.

Colombia will begin COVID-19 vaccinations on Wednesday following the arrival of the country's first vaccines, from Pfizer Inc, President Ivan Duque said in his nightly broadcast on Monday.

The NHS is working hard to encourage the remaining people who have been offered a vaccine to come forward.

When asked about the vaccine timeline ahead of the Olympics, Kono said his priority was co-ordinating the rollout with local authorities in Japan.

However, he said, the decision to vaccinate any pregnant woman will be made in consultation with her healthcare provider.

"We will also have protocols in place if excess doses are not used".

He advised the people not to delay to register for the vaccination and to keep the given appointment for them to be given the first dose and also the second dose.

MI is slated to get 278,000 total doses from the federal government this week, Sutfin said.

Vaccinations are due to take place at 100 medical facilities across the country by next week, with specialized freezers already in place to store the vaccine developed by USA drugmaker Pfizer Inc. and Germany's BioNTech SE at subzero temperatures.

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