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India to resume exports of coronavirus vaccines in October

Sep. 20, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India, the world's largest vaccine producer, will resume exports and donations of surplus coronavirus vaccines in October after halting them during a devastating surge in domestic infections in April, the health minister said Monday. Mansukh Mandaviya...

Canadians vote in pandemic election that could cost Trudeau

Sep. 20, 2021 07:59 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadians began voting Monday in an election that that threatens to knock Justin Trudeau from power. Trudeau gambled on an early election in a bid to win a majority of seats in Parliament. Polls indicate Trudeau’s Liberal Party is...

The Latest: US army: Afghan evacuees in Germany get vaccines

Sep. 20, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

BERLIN — The U.S. military says it has completed an effort to vaccinate evacuees from Afghanistan against measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox at two sites in Germany. The military’s 86th Airlift Wing said on Monday that the shots were administered to more than...

The AP Interview: UN chief warns China, US to avoid Cold War

Sep. 20, 2021 07:26 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Warning of a potential new Cold War, the head of the United Nations implored China and the United States to repair their “completely dysfunctional” relationship before problems between the two large and deeply influential countries spill over even further into the...

India says it will resume exports of surplus coronavirus vaccines in October

Sep. 20, 2021 07:19 AM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — India says it will resume exports of surplus coronavirus vaccines in October.

Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine works for kids ages 5 to 11; plans to seek authorization for this age group soon

Sep. 20, 2021 06:53 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine works for kids ages 5 to 11; plans to seek authorization for this age group soon.

The Latest: Czech Republic begins giving 3rd vaccine doses

Sep. 20, 2021 06:51 AM EDT

PRAGUE — The Czech Republic is expanding its vaccination program to offer a third dose of a vaccine amid rising infections. The Health Ministry has recommended the booster shot for anyone older than 60, health workers and other vulnerable groups. On...

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Sep. 20, 2021 06:48 AM EDT

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon -- a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters. The vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech already is...

Flu shots urged in Kentucky to prevent burden on hospitals

Sep. 20, 2021 06:43 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentuckians should get the flu vaccine to help lessen the strain on hospitals in the coming months, the state's health commissioner said. Dr. Steven Stack said in a statement that if more Kentuckians get immunized against the flu, hospitals will...

US launches mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas

Sep. 20, 2021 05:30 AM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. is flying Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland and blocking others from crossing the border from Mexico in a massive show of force that signals the beginning of what could be one of America’s swiftest, large-scale expulsions of...