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Israel: people test positive after receiving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
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Israel: people test positive after receiving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

(STL.News) More than 12,400 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Israel after getting inoculated by the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine, including 69 people who had taken their second jab. However, data showed that the potential efficiency of more than 90% in preventing COVID-19 infection within seven days of the second dose.  The most noted side effects are mild to moderate pain at the injection site, fatigue, and headaches.  In December 2020, additional reports of side effects, included allergic reactions have been rare, but no long-term complications reported. Wikipedia page - COVID-19 pandemic in Israel ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News
Missouri Governor – Mass Vaccination Sites Statewide
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Missouri Governor – Mass Vaccination Sites Statewide

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Today during a briefing at the State Capitol, Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri National Guard will begin assisting the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and other state partners in establishing COVID-19 vaccination sites across the state. A mass vaccination team will be assigned to each of Missouri's nine Highway Patrol regions. "The Missouri National Guard is once again answering the call to help Missourians in time of need," said Governor Parson.  "The purpose of these vaccination teams is to support our existing vaccinators and provide an additional vaccination source for eligible Missourians that may otherwise have a hard time receiving a vaccine." The Missouri National Guard is providing teams of Soldiers an...
Minnesota Governor Walz Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Pilot Program
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Minnesota Governor Walz Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Pilot Program

Governor Walz Calls for Further Supply from Federal Government, Minnesota Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Pilot Program Pilot program with limited vaccine doses targets adults 65 years of age and older, prekindergarten through grade 12 educators, and child care workers are eligible to receive shots ST. PAUL, MN (STL.News) Minnesota is launching a COVID-19 vaccine pilot program, partnering with local public health and school districts, Governor Tim Walz announced on Monday.  These sites will initially serve adults 65 years of age or older, as well as prekindergarten through grade 12 educators, school staff, and child care workers.  The community vaccination pilot program will be the foundation for mass vaccination clinics in Minnesota communities once the federal government increases vaccine su...
India begins the World’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive
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India begins the World’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive

(STL.News) PM Modi launched the Mass Vaccination drive against COVID-19. 3000 centers across the country have started the vaccination process.  PM Modi said even after we are getting the vaccine still, we should not let our guard down. Wikipedia page - COVID-19 pandemic in India ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News
Maine Governor Mills Receives First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
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Maine Governor Mills Receives First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Augusta, ME (STL.News) Governor Janet Mills today received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  The Governor was vaccinated on the recommendation of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention as part of Phase 1a as a person critical to Maine’s COVID-19 response. The Governor leads Maine’s COVID-19 response. The first dose of the Moderna vaccine was administered to the Governor at the Blaine House this morning by James Jarvis, MD, physician leader for Incident Command, Northern Light Health, and director, Clinical Education, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. Governor Mills will receive the second, and final dose, of the vaccine in 28 days. “I have the utmost confidence in the vaccine,” said Governor Janet Mills.  “It is safe. It is effective. And it will save l...
Missouri Governor Parson – COVID-19 Vaccination Plan
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Missouri Governor Parson – COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Missouri Governor Parson Announces Activation of First Tier of Phase 1B of Missouri's COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Jefferson City, MO (STL.News)  Today, Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced the activation of Phase 1B - Tier 1 of Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. Federal partners have informed the state that they plan to significantly increase vaccine supply next week and that individuals 65 and older and those with comorbidities should be prioritized.  This news allows the state to begin the process of activating Phase 1B tiers. “Beginning the activation of Phase 1B is all about saving lives and protecting those most vulnerable to exposure and illness from this virus,” Governor Parson said.  “We are looking forward to increased vaccine supply in the coming weeks as supply is the...
Which coronavirus a.k.a. Covid-19 vaccine is better?
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Which coronavirus a.k.a. Covid-19 vaccine is better?

(STL.News) The three Covid-19 vaccines, that have been approved in the UK, are from Pfizer-BioNTech, the University of Oxford and Astra-Zeneca and Moderna. The Pfizer, Oxford and Moderna vaccines each require two doses and you are not fully vaccinated until a week after your second shot. But there are many differences between them. BBC health correspondent Laura Foster looks at how much immunity they give, how they prevent infection and if any are better than the other. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of BBC News Video by Mel Lou, Laura Foster, Terry Saunders and Mattea Bubalo
Baxter Biopharma Solutions: Sterile Mfg. – Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine
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Baxter Biopharma Solutions: Sterile Mfg. – Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine

Agreement will help increase commercial production and promote access in United Kingdom and European markets Manufacturing to take place at Baxter’s state-of-the-art Halle/Westfalen, Germany facility DEERFIELD, IL (STL.News) Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX), a global leader in sterile medication production and delivery, today announced that Baxter BioPharma Solutions has entered into an agreement to provide sterile manufacturing services for NVX-CoV2373, Novavax’ COVID-19 recombinant nanoparticle vaccine candidate with Matrix-M™ adjuvant.  Baxter BioPharma Solutions is a premier contract manufacturing organization that specializes in parenteral (injectable) pharmaceuticals, including vaccines.  The agreement is expected to advance commercial-scale manufacturing essential for the vac...
Alabama: Scam Warning for COVID-19 Testing, and Vaccines
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Alabama: Scam Warning for COVID-19 Testing, and Vaccines

Alabama Department of Public Health, Medicaid Agency, Attorney General Issue Warning on Scams Claiming to Offer COVID-19 Testing and Vaccines MONTGOMERY, AL (STL.News) The Department of Public Health and the Alabama Medicaid Agency are receiving reports of citizens being contacted at their homes for the purpose of being offered COVID-19 vaccinations at home.  In addition, individuals claiming to be employees of the Medicaid Agency are contacting recipients by phone or in person and offering free COVID-19 testing. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, Medicaid Commissioner Stephanie McGee Azar and Attorney General Steve Marshall warn that this is a scam and anyone who is contacted about an offer for free in-home COVID-19 testing or vaccinations should immediately end the contact. T...
Utah: Vaccine Eligibility – Teachers, School Staff & Older Adults
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Utah: Vaccine Eligibility – Teachers, School Staff & Older Adults

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (STL.News) Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox Friday announced teachers and staff members in Utah’s K-12 schools will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning the week of January 11.  Utah adults 70 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning the week of January 18. Gov. Cox set a goal of fully immunizing all health care providers, long-term care facility staff and residents, first responders, public and tribal health front-line workers, K-12 teachers and school staff, and adults older than 70 by the end of February.  Approximately 412,000 Utah residents from these population groups are expected to be vaccinated. School districts have been working with their local health departments and other providers in their areas on plans for vac...
Arizona Governor Announces $65 Million for Vaccine Rollout
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Arizona Governor Announces $65 Million for Vaccine Rollout

PHOENIX?, AZ (STL.News) Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Friday announced Arizona is receiving $65,769,416 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support COVID-19 vaccine clinics and strengthen vaccine confidence and community engagement. “We want to get Arizonans vaccinated as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible,” said Governor Ducey.  “There’s no time to waste. COVID-19 is spreading, our medical professionals are working around the clock, and Arizonans who want the vaccine deserve to get it without delay.  The funding from the CDC will help amp up vaccine distribution, reach communities in need, and protect Arizonans from the virus.  My thanks to the CDC for the continued support, and to our medical professionals and frontline workers who continue to step up a...
India to launch vaccination drive on January 16
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India to launch vaccination drive on January 16

(STL.News) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the country is ready to supply Coronavirus vaccine to the world.  PM Modi's declaration came when India revealed the launch date for the biggest vaccination drive in the world. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News
Alabama: Governor Announces COVID-19 Vaccines Available
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Alabama: Governor Announces COVID-19 Vaccines Available

MONTGOMERY, AL (STL.News) Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Friday announced that ADPH will provide COVID-19 vaccinations for people 75 years old or older, as well as first responders, including law enforcement and firefighters, statewide by appointment only effective January 18.  Appointments at locations throughout the state are made first come, first served.  The addition of these groups is not a full expansion into the next phase of the vaccine rollout. “I appreciate the swift work of ADPH to establish a system to efficiently provide our limited resources of vaccine to as many Alabamians as possible,” Governor Ivey said.  “We have previously worked to provide vaccines to our health care workers who are on the front lines of the pandemic,...