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Queen Elizabeth honors key women in UK's rapid vaccine drive

Jun. 11, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has used her birthday honors list to celebrate those at the forefront of the U.K.'s rapid rollout of COVID-19 vaccines over the past few months, which has been credited with turning around the country's pandemic response. Two of the most...

Germany: Delay for CureVac shot won't hurt vaccine campaign

Jun. 09, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health ministry on Wednesday downplayed the possible impact on the country's coronavirus vaccine campaign after reports that the shot being developed by local company CureVac could face further delays getting regulatory approval. Manfred Lucha,...

South Africa shows the complexities of IOC's vaccine offer

May. 28, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa has decided to vaccinate its Olympic athletes against COVID-19 with surplus local doses which were about to expire because an allocation from the International Olympic Committee hasn’t arrived. South African Olympic...

Production of another COVID-19 vaccine to begin in weeks

May. 27, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Production of another potential vaccine against COVID-19 will begin within weeks, its developers Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline said Thursday as they launched a large trial enrolling 35,000 adult volunteers in the United States, Asia, Africa and Latin America. ...

The Latest: Detroit archbishop ends mask rule for vaccinated

May. 19, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

DETROIT — The archbishop of Detroit says face masks are no longer mandatory inside Roman Catholic churches in southeastern Michigan for people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus. Archbishop Allen Vigneron said Wednesday that anyone who hasn’t been...

Sanofi-GSK reports success in virus vaccine, after setback

May. 17, 2021 03:48 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline’s potential COVID-19 vaccine triggered strong immune responses in all adult age groups in preliminary trials after an earlier setback, boosting optimism the shot may join the fight against the pandemic this year. After two doses...

Cuba rolls out mass vaccines while awaiting study results

May. 14, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The jab didn't even hurt, and Mabel Aguilera figures it may finally let her see granddaughters on the other side of Cuba who she hasn't glimpsed during many months of pandemic restrictions. “Sometimes I thought I wouldn't be able to stand not seeing my...

Teen shares her vaccine trial experience to encourage others

May. 09, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On the outside, Emma-Kate Stibler is like any other active 13-year-old. She plays volleyball, swims competitively, golfs, skis and enjoys summer camp with her friends. However, that all changed when COVID-19 cases spread across the country in 2020. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 07, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ COVID-19 vaccine...

Russia approves single-dose version of Sputnik V vaccine

May. 06, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities gave regulatory approval Thursday to a single-dose version of the country's Sputnik V vaccine, arguing that the move could accelerate the process of achieving herd immunity against the coronavirus. Named Sputnik Light, the new version...