Indonesia starts COVID-19 vaccination campaign with Widodo

  • Indonesia starts COVID-19 vaccination campaign with Widodo

Indonesia starts COVID-19 vaccination campaign with Widodo

Finally, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar announced on Tuesday that he is assisting the states in setting up mass vaccination sites.

As a result, he said, the Trump administration is now asking states to vaccinate people age 65 and over and those under 65 with underlying health conditions that put them at high risk.

Azar stressed that the administration is "100% committed" to ensuring that every person in the USA who receives a first dose also gets a second.

The government is looking to vaccinate 1.4 million health care workers by the end of February, according to the health minister, and then "17.4 million public sector officers whose job it is to meet many people". When the ACIP recommended health workers and nursing home residents for Phase 1a, he pressed for changing the first group to people 65 and older, STAT reported in November. More than 376,000 people in the USA have died, according to the Johns Hopkins database. "Some states' heavy-handed, micromanagement of this process has stood in the way of vaccines reaching a broader swath of the vulnerable population more quickly", Azar said.

The House is preparing articles of impeachment against Trump - for an unprecedented second time - for helping incite last week's violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

The Indonesian government on Tuesday received 15 million doses of half-finished coronavirus vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech for final production and distribution by state-run pharmaceutical company Bio Farma. Dicky Budiman said that many people have questioned and expressed doubt about the vaccine, as the data Indonesia used for emergency authorization is only preliminary. "We've got to get it to pharmacies, get it to community health centers".

Public health experts have said that no USA state, including NY, has so far come close to using up its federal allotments of vaccines, a much slower than expected roll-out blamed in part on rigid rules limiting who can be inoculated.

"We're in a race against this virus, and quite frankly, we're behind", Adams told "Fox & Friends". An additional 302 people were also reported dead - a new daily record of coronavirus fatalities - taking the total to 24,645. "We're going to need to reevaluate how we announce things in light of what we heard today". On Friday, President-elect Joe Biden said he will rapidly release most available vaccine doses to protect more people. His transition team has vowed to release as many vaccine doses as possible, rather than continuing the Trump administration policy of holding back millions of doses to ensure there would be enough supply to allow those getting the first shot to get a second one.

Gandhi noted how the initial vaccine rollout "justifiably advocated for a tiered approach to COVID-19 vaccination, prioritizing high risk groups and essential workers first".

The administration initially withheld vaccine doses in order to ensure that sufficient doses would be available for recipients to receive a second dose within the appropriate time frame, and it plans to adhere to the already established protocols for delivery of second doses - 21 days for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and 28 days for the Moderna's. The country has managed to secure 229 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Sinovac, Novavax and global vaccine program COVAX, and is in talks to get 50 million doses each from AstraZeneca and Pfizer.