It is understandable why until now some have been hesitant to get the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Sydneysiders aged 18 and above have now been recommended to get the AstraZeneca vaccine as cases continue to soar in the city.
All adults in Greater Sydney should now “strongly consider” taking the AstraZeneca vaccine as soon as possible, the country’s top immunisation expert group has urged, in a major departure from its previous advice. As Sydney’s COVID-19 outbreak grew by another 164 cases on Saturday, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation said that due to the increasing risk of COVID-19 and scarcity of Pfizer, adults of all ages should consider getting “any available vaccine” including AstraZeneca. NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard announces 163 new COVID-19 cases in NSW on Saturday. Credit:Rhett Wyman “All individuals aged 18 years and above in greater Sydney, including adults under 60 years of age, should strongly consider getting vaccinated with any available vaccine including ... AstraZeneca,” ATAGI’s statement said. “In addition, people in areas where outbreaks are occurring can receive the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine four to eight weeks after the first dose, rather than the usual 12 weeks, to bring forward optimal protection.”
Swedish health authorities have decided to gradually phase out the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
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As the health authority announced on Friday, 89 per cent of people over 65, the population group that has mainly received AstraZeneca in Sweden, are now fully vaccinated. The post Sweden ending use of AstraZeneca vaccine appeared first on The Eagle Online .
Sweden is gradually phasing out the use of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. As the health authority announced on Friday, 89 per cent of people over 65 the population group that has mainly received AstraZeneca in Sweden were now fully vaccinated. For this reason, the authority has decided to stop  The post Why Sweden is phasing out use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine appeared first on . .
The Health Ministry says there is no exact date on when Sri Lanka will receive AstraZeneca vaccines to be used as the second dose. The vaccines had been expected this week but the Health Ministry today said that it is now expected in another two weeks. Health Promotion Bureau (HPB) Director Dr. Ranjith Bathuwanthuduwa told reporters today that there is still no fixed date on when the vaccines will arrive. However, Bathuwanthuduwa urged the public not to panic, saying the second dose will arrive soon. (colombogazette.com) (Except for the headline, this story, originally published by colombogazette.com has not been edited by SLM staff)
The AstraZeneca vaccine will be used as a third, booster dose for medical personnel before the arrival of the Pfizer vaccine, after which both will be used, according to Thailands The post AstraZeneca and Pfizer to be used as booster doses for Thai medics DDC first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world .
Results from the Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) showed that one dose of AstraZeneca Plc''s (NASDAQ: AZN ) COVID-19 vaccine was 82% effective against hospitalization or death caused by the Beta/Gamma COVID-19 variants. Dubbed Vaxzevria, the vaccine also showed a high level of effectiveness against the Delta (B.617.2, ''Indian'') and Alpha (B.1.1.7, ''Kent'') variants with 87% and 90% reduction in hospitalizations or Full story available on Benzinga.com
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