Manipur anganwadi worker dies a week after taking Covid-19 vaccine

Joanna Estrada
February 22, 2021

She started suffering from allergic reactions and fever from February 13, they said.

"It's clear this vaccine will stop you getting severe disease and dying and that's what we want from a vaccine, the first thing we want", Dr Young said.

"Now the aim is to get all our healthcare workers vaccinated and then out to the public as well".

Jane Malysiak, an aged care resident and WWII survivor in her 80s, was the country's first person to receive the vaccine, followed by health care workers and other officials. "So awesome we've got to this stage where we can be vaccinating people to protect ourselves against it, it's really wonderful", she said.

As of Saturday afternoon, there had been 28,920 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia, and the numbers of locally and overseas acquired cases in the last 24 hours were zero and two respectively, according to the latest figures updated on Saturday evening from the Department of Health.

"It's very humbling to know that I can not only protect myself and family but also those more vulnerable members of our community", she said.

"There's still a lot of work to do and it feels like it's taken a long time to get to this starting line but I think it really gives us hope that you know this is starting to not be so much of an issue that it has been a year ago", he told ABC's Radio National.

Cheif Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said she’d been hoping for this day since the start of the pandemic
Cheif Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said she’d been hoping for this day since the start of the pandemic

More than 1000 people will be vaccinated at Sydney's RPA Hospital each day in the next three weeks, plus more at Westmead and Liverpool hospitals.

Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier said she had full confidence in the safety of the Pfizer jab and urged as many people as possible to take part.

"This is to ensure that we get the vaccine out to where it's needed the most, our frontline hotel quarantine workers and for the Commonwealth, aged care workers and residents", Ms Palaszczuk told reporters on Sunday.

Queensland is on track to give more than 170 people the coronavirus vaccine on day one of the rollout after the first person in the state received the jab.

Donned in his Australia flag face mask and preparing for his injection, Mr Morrison said: "I'm ready to go, just like the country, ".

Prof Kelly said briefings from New Zealand showed the recent cases now posed a low risk. "We've secured 150 million doses of a range of vaccines", he said.

In India, the Serum Institute of India (SII) - the world's biggest vaccine maker by volume - yesterday asked for patience from foreign governments awaiting their supply of Covid-19 shots, saying it had been directed to prioritise India's requirements.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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