“It’s also a patient safety issue. If you get vaccinated, you’re much less likely to give COVID in the workplace,” said William Schaffner, MD, an infectious disease specialist with Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Ian Smith, who owns Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, N.J., tweeted Tuesday his offering is a counter-promotion to Krispy Kreme’s recent pledge to provide one free daily doughnut to anyone receiving a vaccine. “We believe in health — the real way — exercise, good diet, plenty of Vitamin D, Zinc, and an environment to destress,” Smith wrote.
“I’m grateful for North Carolinians who are taking this seriously and getting the shot when it’s their time and I’m encouraged that North Carolina will be able to open eligibility to all adults well ahead of the President’s May 1 goal,” said Cooper.
The President's first press conference in the East Room comes days after COVID-19 vaccination efforts were said to be ahead of schedule. As of Wednesday, the US has administered 83.9 million initial doses of the vaccine, which is roughly a quarter of the general population.
AstraZeneca said it will seek clearance in the United States “in the coming weeks,” putting it on track to the country's fourth COVID vaccine to receive emergency use authorization and joining those from Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson already in use.
The vaccines made by BioNTech/Pfizer and rival Moderna use messenger RNA, or mRNA, to carry instructions into the human body for making proteins that prime it to attack a specific virus. The same principle can be applied to get the immune system to take on cancer.
"If you've already posted your vaccine card or information on social media, go back and take a look. You may want to take that picture down or block the images," said cybersecurity expert and Fortalice Solutions CEO Theresa Payton on WBT. Secondly, warn your friends and family.
A base of over 1,200 adults were surveyed last week, and out of that group 49% of GOP men said they wouldn't get a shot. While approximately 30 percent of Americans overall said they do not plan on getting vaccinated. The other half of the Republican men said they would get the vaccine or had already got it.
If you've ever consumed 100 cigarettes in your lifetime, you too can get vaccinated, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. As part of Group 4, if you are a smoker (current or former), you'll be able to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine beginning on March 24.
Biden originally said there would be enough vaccine supply on-hand to inoculate the entire adult population by the end of July. "Through partnership with vaccine manufacturers and our efforts to ramp up its production, we will now have enough vaccine supply by the end of May," a statement by the administration said.