U.S. buys 200 million more Moderna jabs, including optional untested shots

Nellie Chapman
June 17, 2021

New projections showing a drop in the delivery of Pfizer vaccine doses to Canada in the first two weeks of July have forced Quebec to adjust its COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

Véran told the French National Assembly he hoped that 90 percent of the over 75s would soon be fully vaccinated, the figure for those who have received at least one dose is now 80 percent.

Under the new vaccine policy announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi - which will be implemented from June 21, the International Yoga Day - the Centre said it will procure 75 per cent of the vaccines produced by companies, including the 25 per cent now assigned to states. Since then, we have been inundated with request by Nigerians to be vaccinated.

Delta was first identified in India last fall, but was only designated a variant of concern by the World Health Organization in mid-May.

The announcement came after a virtual one-day meeting of the premiers of Canada's four western provinces and three territories.

"Should we aim for higher", she asked.

"We're coming up on the June 21 date and I really hope it's not more of the same".

"Proof of immunity is not going to be easy in every circumstance but when we see the state of NY with an Excelsior application that can easily integrate with the AriveCAN app, there are obvious opportunities for allowing freer travel in the immediate term", he said.

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Moderna, which has supplied 217 million doses of its shot to the U.S. government as of Monday, said the additional purchase was to ensure continuous supply through the first quarter of next year. Again.', easing outdoor restrictions within the province.

Ontario, which reported fewer than 300 cases Tuesday for the first time since early September, moved out of nearly three months of lockdown June 11 but with very limited changes. The capacity of outdoor gatherings is now 150 people.

Over two million Ontarians have now received both doses of the vaccine and the City of Toronto announced that 20 per cent of residents are now fully vaccinated.

Nearly two in three Canadians now have one dose of vaccine, but slightly more than one in 10 have both doses.

The science shows that only 33 to 50 per cent protection is afforded against the Delta variant with one dose.

The renewal date for the current border restrictions between the USA and Canada is six days away, set to expire on June 21.

This is especially the case due to increasing numbers of cases of the Delta (or "Indian") variant, which is 60% more contagious than the Alpha ('UK') variant.

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