The people residing in Afghanistan who have arrived in the United States after fleeing the Taliban are now required to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 near Dulles International Airport, the only entry point for evacuees so far.
Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary told
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has set up a mass vaccination center to fight against the new delta variant.
Afghan Evacuees Getting Shots At The Mass Vaccine Site In The US; As Some Delta Hotspots Peak, Others Emerge
A senior official also said a new vaccination center has been set up near Philadelphia International Airport, where Afghans entering into the nation need to get vaccinated.
It is considered to be the second mass vaccine site
The Afghans who are eligible for single-dose johnson & johnsons vaccines are being offered the dose while the State Department translators are also assisting them.
Further, the Officials announced that vaccination is a requirement for refugees to enter into the nation.
According to data collected by Our World in Data Only about 2% of Afghanistan’s population has received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine.
According to UNICEF, the vaccination rate among Afghans dropped by as much as 80% as the Taliban took over, reported Reuters, one of the famous news organizations.
Though the country’s vaccine advisers did not approve the immunization campaign.
The British government announced that it is soon going to start a vaccination drive for the children of age group 12-15.
“We are all set to start the vaccination drive once the approval comes to deliver shots in schools as the new academic year starts,” said The Health department
Dr. Robert Karas has prescribed an anti-parasitic drug to many patients including inmates at an Arkansas county jail as a treatment method for COVID-19 Though the FDA did not approve the drug, to be used for treating coronavirus.
The Arkansas Medical Board is investigating the matter.
“A primary school teacher who had been infected with the highly contagious delta variant has spread the virus to half of her students while teaching in the classroom.
That also led to an outbreak that eventually infected 26 people.
Various detailed studies were conducted as the school districts are all set to reopen across the country.
On May 19 the teacher developed the symptoms but continued to work for two days before being tested.
As the students in primary school are too young to be eligible for vaccinations, the schools should ensure various safety protocols to prevent such outbreaks.
On May 23, teachers reported a positive coronavirus infection. Over the next few days, 12 students also tested positive.
On Friday gov. Andy Beshear said More than half of hospitals have “critical staffing shortages” because of the rapid spread of the delta variant and the rise in COVID hospitalizations.
Beshear further said one-third of the state’s hospitals are at a critical level
And the numbers are rapidly increasing
According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, More than 215.5 million cases and 4.4 million covid deaths have been reported.
More than 172.6 million Americans 52% of the population have been fully vaccinated.