List of priority populations for Phase 1 of Ontario's vaccine distribution plan

More than 15 million in UK get first COVID vaccine, says minister

Rwanda says COVID-19 vaccination has begun

In a memo dated Sunday to medical officers of health and hospital CEOs, retired Gen. Rick Hillier, chair of the province's COVID-19 vaccine distribution task force, said the government has drawn up a list of "next priority" groups to provide direction for its vaccination program over the coming weeks.

So far the vaccination programme has been aimed at the top four priority groups, including NHS frontline staff, care home residents and workers, over-70s, and people deemed clinically extremely vulnerable.

Highest priority health care workers, followed by very high priority health care workers, in keeping with the Ministry of Health's guidance.

The groups that should be next in line, according to the province, include Indigenous adults in northern remote and higher risk communities and health-care workers with the highest risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Staff, residents and caregivers in retirement homes and other congregate care settings for seniors. All Indigenous adults, adult recipients of chronic home care, and health-care workers in the "high" priority level are also included in Phase One. Those groups will receive the second dose between 21 and 27 days after their first. Britain aims to offer all adults their first dose by autumn.

Rwanda is the first country to begin vaccinations in East Africa.

At least 15 million people in the United Kingdom have had their first coronavirus (COVID-19) jab, vaccine minister Nadhim Zahawi says.

This phase, officials noted, will also see the vaccination of people above 65 and those whose immunity is weak and is likely to easily be compromised like those with cancer, diabetes, HIV and other serious diseases.

The second dose delivery began at LNJP Hospital as well and 25 people received the second shots, a senior official at the facility said, adding that a total of 137 persons were vaccinated there on Saturday.

"Planning is underway for how adults 80 years of age and older will be vaccinated".

South Korea also reversed its earlier plan on the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine and said it would delay inoculation of the elderly using the shot until more efficacy data becomes available.

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