WARSAW, Poland – Poland plans to immunize using theafter receiving its first 120,000 doses on Wednesday. Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said Poland follows the latest recommendations from the European Medicines Agency, which said it is “currently not clear” whether the J&J; shot caused reported in some recipients. The EMA approved the last month.
“In line with these recommendations, we will want to use it in inoculations,” Niedzielski said.
On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration temporarily paused Johnson & Johnson shots in theto investigate possible links to blood clots in six women six to 13 days after vaccination.
Poland is trying to speed up itscases and COVID-19-related deaths. Niedzielski said some 75% of are taken.
The country of some 38has administered almost 8 million doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines.
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HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING:
MUMBAI – India’s worst-hit and most prosperous state India’s worst-hit and richest state Maharashtra will impose stricter restrictions for 15 days on Wednesday to stem the surge of.
Top Maharashtra state officials stressed that the closure of most industries, businesses, and public places and limits on the movement of people didn’t constitute a lockdown.
, a sudden, harsh, nationwide lockdown left millions in India jobless overnight. Stranded in cities without income or food, thousands of walked on highways to get home. Since then, state leaders have repeatedly stressed that another wasn’t in the cards.
India on Wednesdayin the past 24 hours, about a third in Maharashtra state, and a total of 13.9 million patients in the pandemic.
Uddhav Thackeray said that most public places, shops, and establishments will be shut for 15 days starting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, except for essential services like and banks.
MADRID – Spain’ssays his government is maintaining its goal of immunizing 70% of the nation’s adult population, some 33 million people, by the end of the summer despite the delay in the European rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Spain was expecting 300,000on Wednesday, the first delivery of the jab produced by Johnson & Johnson. The country wants to prioritize people aged between 70 and 79 to receive the single-dose vaccine.
But those plans had to be put on hold after the pharmaceutical companyfollowing the decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to pause the shots in the to investigate possible links to very rare blood clots.
The hold-up comes after various delays in shipments of other vaccines and a similar blood clot scare with the AstraZeneca vaccine that led.
Pedro Sánchez, however, told Spain’s Parliament on Wednesday that “the pace of vaccination is going to accelerate in April and (…) we will meet our goal.”