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US on track to vaccinate 50% of all adults by this weekend with at least 1 shot, White House adviser says

April 7, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Half of the adults in the US should have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose by this weekend, White House senior adviser for Covid-19 response Andy Slavitt said Tuesday.

Half of the adults in the US should have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose by this weekend, White House senior adviser for Covid-19 response Andy Slavitt said Tuesday.

Slavitt said that the US needs to keep pushing on Covid-19 vaccinations, so everyone who wants a shot can get one.

Hungary begins to ease anti-coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday, just as the country has vaccinated 2. 5 million people and despite battling a third wave of Covid-19 infections.

“Hungary can be and will be the country where everyone gets a vaccine the fastest. ”

India's Maharashtra state, where the country's highest new daily coronavirus cases are being reported, has asked the central government to increase vaccine supply amid a shortage, the state's minister of health said.

Tope said he has requested the central Indian authorities to supply more doses of the Covaxin and Covishield vaccines.

Kishori Pednekar, the mayor of Mumbai, said the shortage comes at a time when there is rising trust in Covid-19 vaccines.

Maharashtra has administered the highest number of vaccine doses of any state, with 8,127,248 people receiving the first dose of the vaccine, the Indian Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.

Second wave grips the country: India on Wednesday reported over 115,000 new cases of coronavirus, the highest single-day total since the pandemic began, according to a CNN tally of figures from the Indian Ministry of Health.

South Korea will temporarily suspend use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for people under 60 and nursing teachers, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said in a press release on Wednesday.

The KDCA said the decision was made because the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is currently reviewing the link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and instances of rare blood clots reported among some patients.

Earlier Wednesday, South Korea granted conditional approval use for Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen coronavirus vaccine, the country's Food and Drug Safety Ministry said.

Blatny said the vaccine shouldn’t be used until after it is fully approved by the European Medicines Agency.

“I have always advocated for the use of only fully approved vaccines,” he said during the news conference.

British Health Secretary said the rollout of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine in the UK has started in Wales on Wednesday.

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