COVID-19 vaccine arrives at Ottawa Hospital

US begins Covid-19 vaccinations as Europe gets new lockdowns

US begins Covid-19 vaccinations as Europe gets new lockdowns

The government got 6,000 initial doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which it sent to hospitals in Ottawa and Toronto.

Both the Moderna vaccine and the Pfizer vaccine are based on messenger RNA technology that hasn't been previously used in inoculations. Formal authorization by the FDA could come as early as Friday.

If you rely on our daily, rigorous journalism- from breaking news to deep dives - please join our annual member drive and support us when it matters most. If it is green-lit, Operation Warp Speed COO Gen. Gustave Perna told reporters on Monday, almost 6 million doses of Moderna's vaccine will be shipped to 3,285 locations across the country.

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The news was later confirmed by Rupa Huq, the MP for Ealing Central and Acton in west London . It means 14,000 pubs and food venues must shut except for takeaways and deliveries.


"Canada is now contracted to receive up to 168,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before the end of December, pending Health Canada approval", Trudeau said in a news conference. Sharma said AstraZeneca's review team is determining if it will request further trials, after the drugmaker discovered some of the patients in the Phase 3 trial didn't receive the full doses of its vaccine.

A second vaccine, from Moderna Inc, appeared set for regulatory authorization this week as U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff endorsed it as safe and effective in documents released Tuesday. But meanwhile, in Europe, there are concerns about the local availability of vaccines.

The FDA's vaccine advisory committee will be meeting on Thursday to discuss recommending the use of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine in people 18 years and older.

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"I just hope it's the start to everybody wanting to take the vaccine to help our city become COVID-free", Miner told CTV Morning Live shortly after getting the shot. This means its approval will open up new possibilities for where vaccines can be sent, stored, and shot into the arms of Canadians.

The medical agency and several national governments have said a meticulous review is needed to give the public confidence in the shot - crucial in a time of growing skepticism about vaccines in the European Union.

The U.S. isn't the only country to begin a mass vaccination program this week.

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Meanwhile, the southwestern counties of the state are not getting off easily, with expected snow up to 3 to 6 inches high. After nearly a year without snow, parts of Maryland will see some heavy snowfall Wednesday night into Thursday .


Fauci estimated most of the US population could become immune once 75% to 80% of the public is vaccinated, urging people to keep wearing masks and avoiding crowds for months to come. "So much depends on the supply and we remain committed that we will be able to vaccinate as fast as or faster than the vaccines supply arrives to us".

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