UK To Receive 10 Million AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Doses From India

Ruben Hill
Марта 3, 2021

Canada is getting 945,000 vaccine doses, including the first shipment from AstraZeneca of half a million doses.

This is the largest number of deliveries our country has seen and next week, we'll see another 900,000 doses arriving, health officials confirmed.

A health worker holds a vial with doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, marketed by the Serum Institute of India (SII) as COVISHIELD, against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Paramaribo, Suriname February 23, 2021.

A 63-year-old nursing home patient with cerebrovascular disease, developed symptoms including high fever, after being given the vaccine four days ago, Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) Director Jeong Eun-kyeong told a briefing. AstraZeneca has committed to delivering 180 million doses in the second quarter to the EU. "Next week, we are set to receive more than 900,000 vaccines being Pfizer and Moderna vaccines".

The UK government said the agreement follows assurances from the SII that providing doses to the UK would not impact its commitment to provide vaccines to poorer countries.

Australia's first 30,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are being kept under tight security after arriving in Sydney on Sunday. By yesterday midnight, 85,904 people had received first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and 1,524 had been given Pfizer shots, KDCA said in a statement.

The UK was the first country to start its vaccination drive in December previous year.

This comes in light of the FDA approving Johnson and Johnson's vaccine, which President Joe Biden is expected to formalize with an updated distribution plan later today.

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