The first batch of Pfizer vaccines arrive in Australia
According to the Daily Telegraph, the first batch of 15 doses of Pfizer vaccine has arrived in Sydney on the 14.2th.Family members of nursing home residents can download the consent form online and sign it so that the residents can be vaccinated in the next few weeks.At the same time, states are preparing to vaccinate quarantine personnel.
The federal government has pledged to vaccinate more than 10 million Australians by the end of October, starting with 2000 doses of Pfizer vaccine and then increasing to more than 8 million doses per week, including the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Australians worry about vaccine safety
According to the Daily Mail, a recent poll of 4000 Australians over the age of 16 found that only 64% of the respondents are “sure” that they will be vaccinated; 27% are not sure; 9% Of respondents will definitely not get an injection.Those who do not want to get vaccinated mainly worry about the long-term side effects of the vaccine, which are still unknown, that the vaccine is developed too quickly, and that there is an allergic reaction.
At the same time, according to the World Report, last Thursday (11th), after 88 medical staff in Lower Saxony, Germany were vaccinated with AstraZeneca, 37 of them had "adverse reactions" and were unable to continue working.A similar situation occurred at another hospital in Emden, where several employees took sick leave after being vaccinated.The two hospitals immediately announced the suspension of vaccination, and the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut of Germany has now intervened in the investigation.
Vaccination schedule for each state released
According to the No. 7 news network, the NSW government announced that it will vaccinate 3 front-line medical staff within three weeks.NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said that the first batch of vaccinators will be injected with Pfizer vaccines at Sydney Westmead Hospital, Liverpool Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital on the 3.5nd.Three weeks later, they will receive a second dose of Pfizer vaccine.NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant confirmed that the priority vaccinations include: crew members, border quarantine personnel, medical staff, staff responsible for transporting patients, staff responsible for virus testing, and emergency services staff.
The Brisbane Times reported that the first batch of 100 doses of COVID-XNUMX vaccine will arrive on the Gold Coast next Monday, and priority populations in Queensland will be vaccinated immediately.Medical staff at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane will be vaccinated from next Wednesday, while the time for frontline staff in Cairns is next Friday.
Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said that pregnant women and breastfeeding women are not recommended to receive the new crown vaccine at this stage.
Oxford vaccine officially approved
The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was officially approved for marketing in Australia recently.Moreover, Oxford vaccine will also become the new crown vaccine for most Australians.Liz Chatwin, president of AstraZeneca Australia, said in an interview with News Network 9 that the Oxford vaccine is unlikely to cause any serious side effects.
Chatwin said: "The Australian Medicines Agency (TGA) concluded that the Oxford vaccine is suitable for all adults over the age of 18. As of now, no serious adverse reactions have been observed in Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccination patients. After the Oxford vaccine, people may experience common adverse reactions, including arm soreness or even headache. This is the same as people feel after being vaccinated with flu."
Chatwin also said that no severe allergic reactions have been found in the vaccinators. "After being vaccinated, I suggest that you observe for a few minutes. People do not need to worry about adverse reactions to the vaccine."
Statistics show that the protection of 2 doses of Oxford vaccine (at an interval of 12 weeks) can reach 82%.In addition, the Oxford vaccine is 100% effective in preventing severe illness (death, hospital admission, or serious complications).
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