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For fully vaccinated people, the risk of still getting COVID-19 -- described as 'breakthrough infections' -- remains extremely low, a new study out of New York suggests.For fully vaccinated people, the risk of still getting COVID-19 -- described as 'breakthrough infections' -- remains extremely low, a new study out of New York suggests.

Coronavirus: Risk of getting COVID-19 after full vaccination extremely low, new study | CTV News

The report calls for vaccinating children and youth as soon as it is safe to do so and encouraging vaccine acceptance among the entire adult population.The report calls for vaccinating children and youth as soon as it is safe to do so and encouraging vaccine acceptance among the entire adult population.

B.C. won’t reach COVID-19 herd immunity under current vaccination plan: SFU researchers | Globalnews.ca

The US pharmaceutical company says doses seized by authorities in Mexico and Poland were counterfeit.The US pharmaceutical company says doses seized by authorities in Mexico and Poland were counterfeit.

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Some 53,800 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine were distributed in the last rebel-held enclave on Wednesday.Some 53,800 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine were distributed in the last rebel-held enclave on Wednesday.

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A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that at the current pace of vaccinations, with 1.7 million first doses given every day, it could take two weeks for supply to outpace demamd.A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that at the current pace of vaccinations, with 1.7 million first doses given every day, it could take two weeks for supply to outpace demamd.

US is reaching a 'tipping point' for the number of people willing to get vaccinated | Daily Mail Online

Analysis: The vaccine won’t protect everyone, but whatever figure scientists settle on, the data is highly encouragingAnalysis: The vaccine won’t protect everyone, but whatever figure scientists settle on, the data is highly encouraging

‘Extraordinary’ Covid jab data is misleading, but the numbers are still hugely positive | Coronavirus | The Guardian

How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last?How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last?

How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last? | CP24.com

Middle East News: The Syrian government received a batch of 203,000 Covid-19 vaccines Thursday, the health minister said, in a move aimed at speeding up a sluggish inocMiddle East News: The Syrian government received a batch of 203,000 Covid-19 vaccines Thursday, the health minister said, in a move aimed at speeding up a sluggish inoc

Syria receives batch of UN vaccines to speed up virus fight - Times of India

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said on Wednesday that they've found two instances of fake Covid-19 vaccines being sold under their name. One of them, in Mexico, was sold to around 80 people for $1,000 a piece, according to the Wall Street Journal. The other, in Poland, turned out to be anti-wrinkle cream, but none of those…Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said on Wednesday that they’ve found two instances of fake Covid-19 vaccines being sold under their name. One of them, in Mexico, was sold to around 80 people for …

Fake Pfizer vaccines found in Mexico and Poland | Boing Boing

Chinese experts said some foreign media reports misinterpreted China's latest health code application regulations for foreign COVID-19 vaccine recipients in the US, saying that the aim is to prevent imported cases, and it is not an indication that China is now recognizing foreign vaccines.

Change in regulations not a sign that foreign vaccines now recognized: experts - Global Times

Though more and more Americans have received their COVID-19 vaccines, there is still a significant share of citizens who are hesitant about getting the shot.Though more and more Americans have received their COVID-19 vaccines, there is still a significant share of citizens who are hesitant about getting the shot.

Coronavirus: The risk going forward is 'general confidence in vaccines'

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Study probes Covid among vaccinated at US nursing homeStudy probes Covid among vaccinated at US nursing home

Study probes Covid among vaccinated at US nursing home - France 24

Authorities in Mexico and Poland seized Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines that were fake, duping their recipients.Authorities in Mexico and Poland seized Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines that were fake, duping their recipients.

Pfizer Confirms Fake COVID-19 Vaccines in Mexico and Poland | IE

The pace of jabs in China picked up at the urging of the government but the country may not meet its goal of 40 per cent of the population vaccinated by July.The pace of jabs in China picked up at the urging of the government but the country may not meet its goal of 40 per cent of the population vaccinated by July.

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The latest data show that getting a shot not only protects vaccinated individuals, it reduces the chance they can spread the virus to others.The latest data show that getting a shot not only protects vaccinated individuals, it reduces the chance they can spread the virus to others.

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Mexico calls fake coronavirus vaccines "a risk to health" | 2021/04/22Mexico calls fake coronavirus vaccines "a risk to health"

Mexico calls fake coronavirus vaccines "a risk to health" | Taiwan News | 2021/04/22

Breakthrough infections — when fully vaccinated people contract Covid-19 — can occur with variants of the coronavirus. Reports indicate that the cases are still mild.Two patients had "at-home cases of Covid-19," one expert said.

Breakthrough infections with coronavirus variants reported, but cases appear mild

Beijing’s comments on “vaccine nationalism” hints at its desire to position itself as the vaccine supplier of first resort to the developing world.Beijing’s comments on “vaccine nationalism” hints at its desire to position itself as the vaccine supplier of first resort to the developing world.

COVID-19 Vaccine Delays Push Indonesia Into Reliance on China – The Diplomat

Pfizer confirms fake vaccine shots on sale in Mexico, Poland: reportsPfizer confirms fake vaccine shots on sale in Mexico, Poland: reports

Pfizer confirms fake vaccine shots on sale in Mexico, Poland: reports - RFI

Pfizer has reportedly identified for the first time counterfeit doses of its Covid-19 vaccine, with some selling for as much as $1,000. Thankfully no one appears to have been harmed by the scam jabs.Pfizer has reportedly identified for the first time counterfeit doses of its Covid-19 vaccine, with some selling for as much as $1,000. Thankfully no one appears to have been harmed by the scam jabs.

Fake Pfizer vaccines seized in Mexico & Poland contained distilled water, skin care products – media — RT World News

(HealthDay)—COVID-19 "breakthrough" infections, where someone who's been fully vaccinated becomes infected nonetheless, are exceedingly rare, a new study suggests.

'Breakthrough' COVID infections after vaccination very rare: study

The CDC collected reports of under 6,000 people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 who still caught the virus. The cases are very rare but can help experts understand how well the shots work.The vaccines work.

What we’re learning from the rare cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people - The Verge

Residents of some parts of China that are grappling with tight supplies of coronavirus vaccines have not received their second doses in time, but the crunch will ease by June as production is being stepped up, a health official told state media.Residents of some parts of China that are grappling with tight supplies of coronavirus vaccines have not received their second doses in time, but the crunch will ease by June as production is being stepped up, a health official told state media.

Some parts of China battle tight supply of COVID-19 vaccines -state media | Reuters

A COVID-19 outbreak at a Kentucky nursing home was traced back to one unvaccinated staff memberA COVID-19 outbreak at a Kentucky nursing home was traced back to one unvaccinated staff member

Unvaccinated Nursing Home Worker Set Off COVID Outbreak in Residents | PEOPLE.com

It’s rare to get COVID-19 after you’re fully vaccinated, but these “breakthrough” infections are actually expected, experts say. Here’s what to know.The CDC is actually expecting to see “breakthrough cases”—here’s why.

Why Can You Get COVID-19 After You’re Vaccinated? Doctors Explain

With so many Americans becoming immunized, it’s natural to look ahead and wonder how long this protection will last. The answer: No one knows.With so many Americans becoming immunized, it’s natural to look ahead and wonder how long this protection will last. The answer: No one knows.

After COVID-19 vaccine doses, how long does protection last? - Los Angeles Times

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking into whether people should continue to wear masks outdoors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the agency's boss said Thursday.The CDC is looking into whether people should continue to wear masks outdoors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the agency's boss said Thursday.

CDC 'looking' into whether masks are necessary outside

Nachman Ash says that while it is expected Israelis will need further shots for protection against COVID, the timeframe is still unclearNachman Ash says that while it is expected Israelis will need further shots for protection against COVID, the timeframe is still unclear

Virus czar rejects Netanyahu's prediction of another vaccine round in 6 months | The Times of Israel

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PFIZER has issued a warning to the public after finding fake coronavirus vaccine shots in Poland and Mexico.PFIZER has issued a warning to the public after finding fake coronavirus vaccine shots in Poland and Mexico.

Pfizer vaccine scam: Pharmaceutical giant warns about fake doses | World | News | Express.co.uk

China has administered 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses as of Wednesday, China's National Health Commission (NHC) said at a press conference, adding that more than 80 percent of the country's health workers have been vaccinated.

Over 200 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered in China: NHC - CGTN

Provided through the World Health Organization's COVAX scheme, the 53,800 AstraZeneca doses will go first to health care workers and first responders in the rebel-held territory.Provided through the World Health Organization's COVAX scheme, the 53,800 AstraZeneca doses will go first to health care workers and first responders in the rebel-held territory.

Syria's Idlib receives first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines - Al Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

The two nurses that administered the vaccine have been placed on administrative leave.The two nurses that administered the vaccine have been placed on administrative leave.

Iowa DOC says 77 inmates were given too much of the Pfizer vaccine

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Massachusetts has the lowest statewide hesitancy rate in the country at 7%.Canvassers with the state’s Vaccine Equity Initiative handed out informational flyers in Revere on Thursday afternoon as the push to get people vaccinated statewide continues. “I’m not at all hesitant. I was ready to get it, I just want to get it over with, get back to normal life,” Revere resident Regina Messina said. Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday that there is…

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OLYMPIA, Wash. -- COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising again in several counties across the state, and the state is now seeing the beginning of a 4th wave, state health officials announced during the Washington State Department of Health's weekly media briefing on Wednesday. "Our cases rates are increasing in all age groups, except those who are 70 years of age and above," Washington State Health Secretary Dr. Umair Shah said.OLYMPIA, Wash. -- COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising again in several counties across the state, and the state is now seeing the beginning of a 4th wave, state health officials announced during the Washington State Department of Health's weekly media briefing on Wednesday. "Our cases rates are increasing in all age groups, except those who are 70 years of age and above," Washington State Health Secretary Dr. Umair Shah said.

State health experts: Washington seeing beginning of 4th wave of COVID-19 cases | KOMO

State health experts: Washington seeing beginning of 4th wave of COVID-19 cases

A so-called R.1 coronavirus lineage variant was detected in an outbreak at a Kentucky nursing facility where nearly all residents were vaccinated, according to one of the latest reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).A so-called R.1 coronavirus lineage variant was detected in an outbreak at a Kentucky nursing facility where nearly all residents were vaccinated, according to one of the latest reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Utah has hit two million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine being administered, Governor Spencer Cox announced on Thursday.Utah has hit two million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine being administered, Governor Spencer Cox announced on Thursday.

Utah could achieve COVID-19 herd immunity by the end of summer

Maryland reported 1,203 new COVID-19 cases and 20 more deaths linked to the virus Thursday as hospitalizations dropped for the second straight day.Maryland reported 1,203 new COVID-19 cases and 20 more deaths linked to the virus Thursday as hospitalizations dropped for the second straight day.

Maryland reports 1,203 new COVID cases, 20 deaths Thursday - Baltimore Sun

The Iowa Department of Corrections says nursing staff at a Fort Madison prison incorrectly gave 77 inmates overdoses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, and now, administration of coronavirus vaccines at the prison have been halted.

State Officials: 77 prisoners got vaccine overdoses at Fort Madison prison

A Mariano's in west suburban Aurora is apologizing to customers who were mistakenly given the wrong COVID-19 vaccine at the store's pharmacy.A Mariano's in west suburban Aurora is apologizing to customers who were mistakenly given the wrong COVID-19 vaccine at the store's pharmacy.

Wrong Vaccine Accidentally Administered At Mariano’s In Aurora – CBS Chicago

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — The Biden administration announced a big milestone was reached –200 million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered. However, there is concern that demand for the vaccine is slowing. Over the past week the number of American adults who got vaccinated declined, and that’s a problem because so far only about half of Americans […]WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — The Biden administration announced a big milestone was reached -200 million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered. However, there is concern that demand for the vacc…

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The delivery is part of the Covax programme, which has already sent doses to more than 100 countries and territories worldwideThe delivery is part of the Covax programme, which has already sent doses to more than 100 countries and territories worldwide

Covid-19 vaccine: Syria's Idlib receives its first batch | Middle East Eye

The latest on COVID-19 vaccines and data in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.Here’s what to know about the coronavirus data, resources and reopenings across the D.C. area.

COVID-19 in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know Today – NBC4 Washington

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday praised the work of the Berkshire County Regional Collaborative in helping the commonwealth be a leader in COVID-19 vaccinations...PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday praised the work of the Berkshire County Regional Collaborative in helping the commonwealth be a leader in COVID-19 vaccinations...

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WBFF) – Maryland marked another COVID-19 vaccine milestone Wednesday as Gov. Larry Hogan announced more than four million doses had been administered across the state; while more than 80% of Marylanders 65-years-old and older have gotten at least one shot, the state still isn’t in the clear just yet, Hogan said, as cases bubble up in the surrounding areas.ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WBFF) – Maryland marked another COVID-19 vaccine milestone Wednesday as Gov. Larry Hogan announced more than four million doses had been administered across the state; while more than 80% of Marylanders 65-years-old and older have gotten at least one shot, the state still isn’t in the clear just yet, Hogan said, as cases bubble up in the surrounding areas.

As COVID-19 vaccination rates climb, Gov. Hogan is concerned about rising cases elsewhere | WBFF