Common side effects of COVID-19 vaccines, which tend to be minor and short-term, include pain and swelling at the injection site, fever, tiredness, chills or a headache.
The California Democrat is lifting stay-at-home restrictions, removing essential workers from the state's vaccine priority list, and championing a complex deal that allows landlords to pursue evictions.
The U.S. company's vaccine, which may require only one injection, is being assessed in a Phase III clinical trial involving about 45,000 people.
Weis will be offering people the Moderna vaccine, which has been shown to be 95 percent effective at preventing illness.
The South African variant—known as 501Y.V2—has now spread to at least 20 nations around the world.
Almost 200 cases of the more infectious variant have been detected across the United States.
"He was very fearful that things could go poorly for him," the doctor said.
To date, the Food and Drug Administration has authorized two monoclonal antibody therapies for emergency use in the treatment of COVID-19.
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Federal health officials identified the first case of COVID-19 in the U.S. on January 21, 2020.
Health care providers will be responsible for training and supervising volunteers from these professions to administer vaccines.
Scientists say the variant is significantly more transmissible, although it does not appear to cause more severe disease.
"I think the vaccine is imperative," the woman, whose name is Raana Bell, said, while calling for there to be more transparency regarding the shots.
"This virus continues to mutate and adapt, and we cannot let down our guard," said Santa Clara County health officer Sara Cody.
"If we can get the overwhelming majority of the population vaccinated, we'd be in very good shape," Fauci said.
It's been reported more than 187,000 people in Israel have already been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
"It's definitely home-grown and widespread," said researcher Keith Gagnon from Southern Illinois University.
The peer reviewed study, which was conducted by a group of Stanford researchers and published in the Wiley Online Library on January 5, analyzed coronavirus case growth in 10 countries in early 2020.
The study took place in Israel, which is currently leading the world in terms of vaccinating its population.
"We fear this mutation might have an impact, and what we don't know is the extent of the impact," said researcher Penny Moore.
Among those who have received their first dose are nearly 700,000 high-risk people in long-term care facilities.
Scientists say it is currently unclear whether or not the new variant is more transmissible and if vaccines will be less effective against it.
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Maximum protection from the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine—as well as long-lasting immunity—is only reached seven or more days after the second dose.
The variant appears to be significantly more transmissible than the original, although it does not seem to cause more severe illness.
Fauci's comments come as the U.S. reported more than 4,000 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday—a new daily record for the pandemic.
A handful of states in the Midwest, Northeast and the southwest reported the highest number of coronavirus deaths per 100,000 people.
If necessary, it is "perfectly possible" to tweak existing vaccines so that they are effective against the new strain, the researcher said.
The workplace messaging app has been hit by a raft of problems with users unable to send or receive messages, connect to the platform or share files.
"We are not where we want to be, there's no doubt about that," Fauci said.