UAE has administered over 5 million COVID-19 jabs: Authorities

UAE has administered over 5 million COVID-19 jabs: Authorities

The arrests, involving more than 20 cases, came as Beijing vowed to crack down on fraudulent vaccines.

Britain says it is on track to have offered an injection by Monday to everyone 70 and over, as well as those who are clinically vulnerable, frontline health and social care workers and older adults in care homes.

Security guards working in hotel quarantine who refuse to get the jab could be out of a job.

According to China's top prosecuting agency, a man named Kong Mou was responsible for operating a gang that sold as many as 58,000 syringes that purportedly contained the COVID-19 vaccine, but in fact only contained saline solution. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has guidance for pregnant women to help reduce their risk of COVID-19 at

Anti-vaxxers who don't want to get a COVID jab "must be completely crackers", Health Minister Brad Hazzard says.

"I can't wait for the vaccine". "It's counting the number of people not in hospital", she said.

The man - identified only as Kong - is reported to have made a profit of 18m yuan (around $2.78m) from the sale of nearly 60,000 counterfeit vaccines, some of which were shipped to Hong Kong and then overseas, according to the national Xinhua news agency.

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That comprises all over-70s, care home residents and staff, NHS workers and the extremely clinically vulnerable to the virus. In less than 10 weeks we've jabbed over 15 million people across the UK.

The Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative spearheaded by UNICEF brings together a number of partners collectively capable of distributing essential supplies to more than 100 markets in support of the COVAX Facility, the global effort aimed at equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccinations will be given at Westmead, Liverpool and Royal Prince Alfred hospitals in Sydney, with regional hubs to be established as soon as possible.

Speaking on the expected challenges of the first roll-out, Khairy said the government would need to ensure that the transportation and storage for the Pfizer vaccines was seamless to avoid potential wastage. Will vaccines need to make changes?

"(But) 2021 and into 2022 will be a navigation where we start to free up.

"But because we've taken a portfolio approach we've got other vaccines that are going to be approved in the very near future".

Meanwhile, SA will lift travel restrictions for people from regional Victoria from midnight Wednesday, when the state's five-day lockdown finishes.

On Sunday, the government formally issued the country's first COVID-19 vaccine approval, for shots developed and supplied by Pfizer Inc. that have already been used in many other countries since December.

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