There is a new covid-19 vaccination authorized by the Food and Drug Administration on December 11, 2020 the agency issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The name of the vaccine is Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and it is manufactured by Pfizer inc. The emergency use authorization allows the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S the distribution started on 12/13/2020.
The COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You need 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. A second shot 3 weeks after your first shot is needed to get the most protection the vaccine has to offer against this serious disease. According to the U.S. vaccine safety system, CDC and MDH the vaccine is safe to use. Experts believe that getting a COVID-19 vaccine may help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.
The first doses of the vaccine will be offered to Healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents. Since the supply of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States is expected to be limited at first; the focus now is vaccinating the above-mentioned groups.
As vaccine availability increases, vaccination recommendations will expand to include more groups. The goal is for everyone to be able to easily get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as large quantities of vaccine are available.
The State of Minnesota is working to the equitable distribution of safe, FDA-approved vaccine protection against COVID-19. The planning of distributions has commenced, and the first vaccine doses are already being administered to health care workers and those living in long-term care facilities according to the State’s COVID-19 Response team.
Here is what you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccinations in Minnesota:
Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccinations
Click here to learn facts about COVID-19 Vaccination on the CDC website
ISLAMIC RULING ON COVID-19 VACCINE
Based on the aforementioned, and because of the nature of the danger the world faces, the postulated risks are not sufficient to make the vaccine impermissible, and the least that could be said is that it is prescribed: either permissible or recommended for the individuals to take.
Read more here: Islamic Ruling on COVID Vaccine
MINNESOTA RESTRICTIONS UPDATE
Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday the new order, which will take effect at midnight Saturday and last until Jan. 11. This new order will replace the existing 4 week restrictions that were already in place. Indoor restaurants will stay shut down, but fitness clubs and other venues will reopen. "This is a killer virus that we've learned much about and have a lot of tools to fight," Walz said on Wednesday. Walz encourages Minnesotans by saying that that we do not have much left to fight.
Gyms can now open but must cap at either 100 people or 25% capacity, whichever comes first. When it comes to social gatherings, 10 or fewerpeople can come together outdoors if they come from two households and 15 can come together if they come from three households.
Indoor entertainment venues such as museums remain closed through Jan. 10, but outdoor events can continue at 25% capacity, capped at 100 people. On January 18, elementary schools can return to face to face learning as long as regular testing is done and masks are worn by all educators.
For more information about Governor's extending and modifying executive order 20-99, here is the Governor's link: New COVID Restrictions
NEW RELIEF PACKAGE
On Wednesday a $242 million relief package was signed by the Governor in order to help businesses affected by COVID-19 and people who are unemployed. The bipartisan economic bill passed both champers Monday night and it includes direct payments to restaurants, gyms, and other businesses in Minnesota. The relief package provides a 13-week extension of unemployment benefits and direct support for small businesses.
$88 million will go to restaurants and other forms of dining that have lost at least 1/3 of what they were expected to make in the second half of the year. Places like indoor entertainment venues have lost a great deal of income due to COVID-19. Museums and convention halls alike will receive $14 million in grants.
"Our small businesses have made enormous sacrifices to their own bottom lines for the good of our state. This is a critical lifeline for those businesses, and for the Minnesotans whose livelihoods depend on them," Walz said in a news release. For more information please visit the governor's website:https://mn.gov/governor/news/#
For those interesting to participate in Minnesota's Small Business Relief Grants, here is the link from the Minnesota Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Minnesota Small Business Relief Grants
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