North Ayrshire politician backs latest Covid-19 vaccine

  • North Ayrshire politician backs latest Covid-19 vaccine

North Ayrshire politician backs latest Covid-19 vaccine

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today the federal government has reached an agreement to purchase another 20 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, bringing the total number of vaccine doses scheduled to arrive this year to 80 million.

Mr Biden received the first dose of the vaccine at the end of December, and did so on live television, stating he was doing so in order to prove to Americans that it is safe.

The news comes as Canada experiences a post-holiday surge in daily new cases, and as provinces warn that they are administering doses faster than they are being delivered.

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization says every effort should be made to follow the 21-day and 28-day dosing schedules recommended for the two vaccines approved in Canada to date.

The Committee writes that for many other multi-dose vaccines, the first dose provides most of the short-term protection, with additional doses being primarily meant to extend that protection.

A Tory MSP has hailed the latest vaccine which will be used to fight Covid-19.

Lastly, the company is also exploring a vaccine to protect against Nipah virus, "a zoonotic virus transmitted to humans from animals, contaminated food, or through direct human-to-human transmission and causes a range of illnesses including fatal encephalitis", per Moderna.

If administration of the second dose is delayed, it should be provided as soon as possible, according to the release.

Almost 65,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine arrived in Germany on Monday and were being kept at a military facility in Quakenbrueck in the west of the country.