Pharmacies ready to help administer COVID-19 vaccines across Canada, association says

The two-dose Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been hailed as a 'vaccine for the world' because it is cheaper and easier to distribute than some rivals

"Every jab in the arm is another step closer to returning to normality in the future and that's why we're now inviting the next priority group to book their appointments", Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi said in a statement.

Hanna said it makes sense for local pharmacies to administer COVID-19 vaccines because they already administer flu shots, there are 11,000 pharmacies across the country, 90 per cent of them are routinely administering vaccines, and 95 per cent of Canadians live within a five kilometre radius of a pharmacy.

Oxford University is extending its COVID-19 vaccine study to include children - some as young as 6.

"It is important to establish the safety and immune response to the vaccine in children and young people as some children may benefit from vaccination", said Andrew Pollard, chief researcher on the Oxford vaccine trial.

It is one of three to have been approved for use in adults in the United Kingdom, along with those from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna.

Biden says caving on $1400 checks would break a promise
On the direct payments, he said, "I'm not going to start my administration by breaking a promise to the American people". Carper noted that the focus was on getting people vaccinated and "to put the coronavirus in the rearview mirror".

Up to 240 subjects will receive the vaccine, while the rest will receive a control drug.

Previous trials of the vaccine have shown that it is safe, but this phase 2 trial - funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and AstraZeneca - will show if kids have a good immune response to the shot. It said other trials had begun but only measuring efficacy in those aged 16 and 17.

Billionaire Bill Gates" daughter Jennifer Gates informed her Instagram followers that she has had her first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, adding that it "sadly did NOT implant my genius father into my brain'.

The move marks a landmark development in COVID-19 research that could see results for brand new treatments in months rather than years, and will enable the government to get even more safe and effective treatments to the NHS rapidly through a more streamlined process.

Main image: The Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is loaded into a syringe before being administered to a patient at Falls Surgery on the Falls Road, Belfast.

Related News:

  • Covid-19: Papatoetoe family tests positive

    Covid-19: Papatoetoe family tests positive

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine will arrive in New Zealand next week. A number of new locations of interest relating to the three new community Covid-19 cases have been released.
    Instagram testing vertical feed for Stories to improve user experience

    Instagram testing vertical feed for Stories to improve user experience

    In order to use this feature, users will need to confirm that they are the owner of the Instagram account via an email or a text. The vertical swipe up and down will make the app behave more like how the reels are scrolled through now within the app.
    T10: Gayle smashes 84* off 22

    T10: Gayle smashes 84* off 22

    Laurie Evans lifted McCoy for a six over mid-wicket but fell on the fifth ball of that over by getting caught at third man for 8. The fastest half-century in worldwide T20 cricket also came off 12 balls - India's Yuvraj Singh pummelling England in 2007.
  • Mass Effect 1 DLC Cut Because of Corrupted Source Code (News )

    Mass Effect 1 DLC Cut Because of Corrupted Source Code (News )

    Thankfully, it isn't the most vital piece of Mass Effect content and many fans will agree that it is not a game-breaking absence. When approaching the development of the Legendary Edition , Bioware reached out to Demiurge Studios to "try again".
    Western Australia's bushfire destroys over 70 homes

    Western Australia's bushfire destroys over 70 homes

    No new virus cases have been detected since the lockdown began, but the number of homes lost is still expected to rise slightly. The blaze has already destroyed at least 71 homes, he said, adding that there were no reports of any deaths due to the fire.
    Oil prices up as producers commit to output restraint

    Oil prices up as producers commit to output restraint

    The ministerial meeting will convene on Wednesday, although it is not expected to recommend any adjustments to oil output policy. Goldman Sacks said it expected the benchmark to reach $65 a barrel by July. "A positive start", said one OPEC delegate.
  • Magnitude Quake Off East Japan Coast, No Tsunami Alert

    Magnitude Quake Off East Japan Coast, No Tsunami Alert

    Aerial footage broadcast by NHK showed a hillside that collapsed onto a highway in Fukushima region, severing the road. Kato said that some trains in northeastern Japan had stopped running, and that other damage was still being checked.
    Mexico becomes first N American country to approve Sputnik V vaccine

    Mexico becomes first N American country to approve Sputnik V vaccine

    That is similar to the two-shot vaccine developed by Britain's Oxford University-AstraZeneca. Last month, Putin ordered a large vaccination campaign to begin in Russian Federation .
    Penguins’ Kris Letang to miss game vs. Rangers with lower-body injury

    Penguins’ Kris Letang to miss game vs. Rangers with lower-body injury

    Quinn said Sunday "this isn't about one incident" and was eager Monday to put the issue behind him before NY hosted the Penguins . Defenseman Tony DeAngelo cleared waivers and has played his last game with the Rangers, according to general manager Jeff Gorton.
  • Here are the Game Pass Titles to Expect in Early February

    Here are the Game Pass Titles to Expect in Early February

    No matter what sort of games you're into, you're likely to find something to whet your appetite on Xbox Game Pass this month. The Game Pass has been a veritable money-mill for Microsoft , as Xbox has reported their insane new total subscriber count .
    Lil Uzi Vert Spends $24 Million on a Pink Diamond Face Implant

    Lil Uzi Vert Spends $24 Million on a Pink Diamond Face Implant

    Uzi also explained why he opted against getting the diamond put into a ring. "And yes I do have insurance", he added. The rap superstar is turning heads with his latest purchase, a $24 million natural pink diamond.
    Democrats' Impeachment Brief Filed (Sekulow Recap) | American Center for Law and Justice

    Democrats' Impeachment Brief Filed (Sekulow Recap) | American Center for Law and Justice

    Members of the 100-seat Senate will serve as jurors in his impeachment trial, due to begin next week. Trump's lawyers don't dispute that he told supporters to "fight like hell" before the Capitol siege.


Most liked

Votes by Florida's Scott and Rubio help ensure Trump won't be convicted
Presidents Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1999 were acquitted and received unanimous support from their Democratic Party.

Republicans vote to convict Trump in impeachment trial
Seven Republicans joined Democrats in the Senate in voting to convict the former president. Lee said the former president called his phone by mistake, thinking he was calling Sen.

USA imposes sanctions against Myanmar's military leaders, entities
Limiting Myanmar military involvement: Washington should continue to encourage responsible investment in Myanmar . Human rights: The administration should call the military's abuses against the Rohingya what they are: genocide .

Biden Press Aide Suspended Over Threat
Ducklo added that he was "devastated to have embarrassed and disappointed my White House colleagues and President Biden". Psaki said Ducklo will go without pay for the one week suspension, and that he reached out to Palmeri to apologize.

7.1-magnitude quake off east Japan, no tsunami alert
Barrett is now on a New Zealand Rugby sabbatical with Japanese Top League side Suntory Sungoliath, based in Fuchū, Tokyo . Aerial footage broadcast by NHK showed a hillside that collapsed onto a highway in Fukushima region, severing the road.

Vermonters 70 and older can make vaccination appointments starting Tuesday
State health officials are still operating under its phased-eligibility protocols, now in its Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tier 1. Results from genomic sequencing samples taken from the four patients are expected next week, officials said.

Ways Trump's Lawyers Challenged His Impeachment Charge
Separately, van der Veen at one point complained that the impeachment trial was his "worst experience in Washington". Bernie Sanders after the Vermont lawmaker asked if he believed Trump lied about having won the 2020 USA election.

Yellen summons USA financial regulators to discuss market volatility
Yellen has requested an ethics waiver to hold the meeting, a Treasury spokeswoman said, confirming a Reuters report . The Treasury official said Yellen was looking for an update from the top US financial regulators.

CD Projekt Warns Cyberpunk 2077 Mods Pose a Security Risk
In different information, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk lately tweeted about Cyberpunk 2077 and supported the sport. This comes just a week after the developers officially released modding support tools for Cyberpunk 2077 .

Pak to play second Test match of SA series with same squad
So, the cricket fans can expect another good Test match between Pakistan and South Africa at Rawalpindi. South Africa were behind the required run rate at the time of the stoppage, and therefore Pakistan won.

Funeral for Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick
A spokeswoman for the US Capitol Police declined to comment for this story citing the ongoing investigation. Later that day, Sicknick will depart the Capitol ahead of an interment at Arlington National Cemetery.

Italian president has summoned Draghi
Former European bank chief Mario Draghi looks set to be Italy's next prime minister, following the resignation of Giuseppe Conte. Appealing for unity from Italy's squabbling political forces, he said: "We have the chance to do a lot for our country".

South African variant found in Birmingham
Tang also said, enabling spread of the virus could also enable a "melting pot" for various different variants that emerge. The company has yet to test its vaccine against real-world COVID-19 variants.

After Rihanna, Jay Sean extends support to farmers' protest
It's worth noting, that Rihanna was one of many celebrity figures to draw attention to the protest. We have so far talked about "bill wapsi" (repealing the farm laws).

Tennis chaos as players, officials isolate after Australia Covid-19 case
More than 1,000 players, coaches and officials jetted into largely virus-free Australia last month. Tiley said he expected those tournaments to resume on Friday and finish Sunday.