Latest Immunizations News

The Latest: New Zealand to allow home isolation to travelers

Sep. 27, 2021 01:55 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand's prime minister says the government will start a pilot program of home-isolation for overseas travelers, ahead of what she expects to be increasing vaccination levels. Currently New Zealanders have to quarantine in hotels for two...

The Latest: New Zealand to allow home isolation to travelers

Sep. 27, 2021 01:42 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand's prime minister says the government will start a pilot program of home-isolation for overseas travelers, ahead of what she expects to be increasing vaccination levels. Currently New Zealanders have to quarantine in hotels for two...

Business economists lower growth forecasts due to virus

Sep. 27, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's business economists now expect slower economic growth this year due to the widespread delta variant of the coronavirus, while also saying the economy could improve more quickly next year as vaccinations become more accepted. In a survey...

LA police, fire agencies had over 200 COVID-19 outbreaks

Sep. 26, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Public health officials have identified more than 200 coronavirus outbreaks at police or fire agencies throughout Los Angeles County since the start of the pandemic, according to data obtained by the Los Angeles Times. The 211 outbreaks, accounting...

Connecticut schools brace for potential driver shortage

Sep. 26, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — School districts around Connecticut are holding their breath as more than 200 school bus driver could walk off the job in response to a vaccination mandate that goes into effect Monday. That could worsen an already problematic driver shortage...

Navajo Nation reports 36 more COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

Sep. 26, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Sunday reported 36 more COVID-19 cases and three more deaths. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,780 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The known death...

Arizona reports 2,579 more COVID-19 case and 6 more deaths

Sep. 26, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 2,579 more COVID-19 cases and six additional deaths. The latest numbers pushed the state’s totals to 1,804,369 cases and 19,812 known deaths since the pandemic began. On Saturday,...

US has enough COVID-19 vaccines for boosters, kids' shots

Sep. 26, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S. health authorities said they're confident there will be enough for both qualified older Americans seeking booster shots and the young children for whom initial vaccines are expected to be approved...

UK counts on vaccines, 'common sense' to keep virus at bay

Sep. 26, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britons are encouraged these days — though in most cases not required — to wear face coverings in crowded indoor spaces. But Prime Minister Boris Johnson regularly appears in the packed, poorly ventilated House of Commons cheek-by-jowl with other maskless Conservative...

NY preps for staff shortage with health care vaccine mandate

Sep. 25, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Kathy Hochul said Saturday she is prepared to call in medically trained National Guard members, retirees and workers outside New York to address potential staffing shortages caused by an approaching vaccine mandate for health care workers. If...