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Moderna says it’s making variant-specific COVID-19 vaccines, but its existing vaccine should still work

If you have not received your first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you will not receive a vaccination at this clinic. As part of the studies, researchers looked at the blood of eight individuals who were given both doses of Moderna's vaccine as well as multiple non-human primates who were also immunized.

"Today marks another milestone for COVAX: pending regulatory approval for the AstraZeneca/Oxford candidate and the successful conclusion of the supply agreement for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, we expect to be able to begin deliveries of life-saving COVID-19 vaccines February", said Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which leads COVAX procurement and delivery.

Bonnie Henry urged B.C. residents to stay home, not travel and not engage in social interactions, saying COVID numbers have plateaued at an average of 500 cases a day - a number she said was still dangerously high.

However, recently, a Pittsburgh-area Democratic lawmaker has also called out the state's vaccine rollout, and other area Democrats have started to join her.

"We are at the threshold of where we were in late October or November, and we need and know how to stop this", Henry said.

While Moderna said the level of antibodies produced by the vaccine is still expected to be protective against the South African variant, the company announced it was developing an "emerging variant booster candidate" to use against that version of the virus. "An initial 30 million doses are expected to start arriving in countries by March and these are meant to prioritise healthcare workers and other high priority groups, then expanding to cover additional vulnerable groups.".

The Sunday night email from Jana Ferguson, assistant commissioner of Public Health, comes as communities are gearing up to vaccinate a growing number of people starting in February.

"The rich countries of the world went out and acquired large doses of vaccines".

India has gifted India-Made vaccines to 7 countries and sent contractual supplies to 3 countries so far, with many being planned. Nobody has died from vaccination as of yet.

The mutated strain rapidly became the dominant variant in South Africa, representing about 80 per cent of all newly diagnosed cases. New Delhi has pledged 15 million dollars for GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, and operationalised the COVID-19 Emergency Fund for its neighbours with an initial contribution of 10 million dollars.

From Jan. 22 to 23 there were 527 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in British Columbia, from Jan. 23 to 24 there were 471, and in the last 24 hours, there were 346 new cases.

There are 4,392 active cases of coronavirus in the province, with 328 people in hospital, 68 of whom are in intensive care. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

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