CINCINNATI — Vaccine officials in the United States say they’re getting ready for a wave of the nation’s vaccine-preventable diseases that could be the biggest in the world.
In the United Kingdom, a massive outbreak of coronavirus has wiped out most of the country’s population and forced tens of thousands of children to be evacuated from their homes.
In the United Arab Emirates, nearly 500,000 people were vaccinated with a new vaccine, and in Jordan, where nearly a million people are vaccinated, officials have declared a state of emergency and said the government will begin distributing polio vaccines to those still on the receiving end of the pandemic.
And, for the first time, a major vaccine-producing country in the Americas, Canada, is planning to begin vaccinating its citizens next month.
The United States, for its part, announced that it would begin vaccinating people for the second time this year.
“We are ready for the challenge ahead,” Gov.
Doug Ducey said in a statement.
“It is a time for action, not just inaction.”
The White House announced Tuesday that the U.S. would begin distributing vaccines in Canada by the end of this week.
The U.K. said it would start vaccinying in the coming days, while in the Netherlands, it is also working on the issue.
The European Union and the U .
S. have already begun vaccinating.
And in India, which is the world’s third-largest market for vaccines, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a national vaccination program for children and pregnant women on Tuesday.
“This is the biggest vaccination initiative ever undertaken in the country,” Singh said at a news conference.
“In addition to providing the most important vaccines available, we will be vaccinating millions of young people and pregnant mothers, and providing a vaccine-free environment for them.”
In a statement, the World Health Organization said that India was on track to meet its vaccination goals for the year, with the vaccine supply expected to reach nearly 70 million doses by April.
The organization noted that in addition to India, the country also has plans to vaccinate tens of millions of people in other developing countries, including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam.
The U.N. agency said that the WHO is urging the U-N to quickly deliver vaccines to India’s neighbors Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Yemen and Somalia, to help contain the virus outbreak there.
It also urged countries that are already providing vaccines to stop doing so, including in West Africa.
The WHO said it will provide vaccines to the more than 6 million people who have been vaccinated in the U to be used for a total of about 7.5 million doses.
The United States is already one of the biggest vaccine producers in the Western Hemisphere, with 1.7 million doses of the highly effective shot in the pipeline.
The first doses will be administered to families of children and adolescents in the next few days.
At least two states in the Midwest have already announced that they are starting to vaccine their residents, while another 1.4 million doses have already been distributed.
The California Department of Public Health has also announced that its vaccines are ready to go, and that the state has reached its vaccine delivery target.
The National Vaccine Education Center, which provides free vaccines to children and adults in schools, said that since October, more than 1.3 million doses had been distributed to 1.8 million students, with more than 845,000 doses in use in schools.
The center said it expects to distribute about 10 million doses over the next year.
In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said it is reaching out to health departments across the country to get vaccines ready.
The CDC said Tuesday that it will also offer free vaccines at its community centers to those who need them.