Latest Immunizations News

Vermont delaying J&J vaccines another week over clot worries

Apr. 15, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Health Department is extending for another week a pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against COVID-19, officials said Thursday. State officials say the pause through April 23 is in line with the advice of the U.S....

Germany sees record vaccinations amid hospital warning

Apr. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German officials said Thursday that the country has set a new record for the number of COVID-19 vaccinations in a single day, even as authorities warned that hospitals are seeing a “dramatic” rise in the number of coronavirus patients needing treatment. ...

India's biggest cities shut down as new virus cases hit 200K

Apr. 15, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's two largest cities imposed stringent restrictions on movement and one planned to use hotels and banquet halls to treat coronavirus patients as new infections in the country shot past 200,000 Thursday amid a devastating surge that is straining a fragile health...

Dartmouth latest school to require student vaccinations

Apr. 15, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College students will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the fall term, according to campus officials. Provost Joseph Helbe made the announcement Wednesday, the Valley News reported. Currently, New...

Africa CDC urges India to lift COVID vaccine export limits

Apr. 15, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Africa's top health official said Thursday he wants to believe that India will lift export restrictions on COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible, warning that “India is not an island” while some African nations still have seen no shots at all. ...

Mideast's largest mall operator to expand amid vaccine hopes

Apr. 15, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's largest operator of malls expects revenue and earnings to climb back to pre-pandemic levels by the end of next year and is moving full steam ahead with plans to develop its biggest mall ever. In a wide-ranging...

Hawaii governor sees all in-person public schools by fall

Apr. 15, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige has said he anticipates that public schools will fully reopen for in-person instruction in the fall. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the state's schools primarily online, but that most have enacted hybrid instruction models...

The Latest: Iran finalizes deal for 60M doses of Sputnik V

Apr. 15, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has finalized a deal with Russia to purchase 60 million doses of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. The state-run IRNA news agency reported Thursday that Iran’s ambassador to Russia, Kazem Jalali, says the contract for enough vaccines to inoculate 30...

Rhode Island makes 3,200 vaccine appointments available

Apr. 15, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Health made 3,200 coronavirus vaccination appointments available on Thursday. The appointments posted at www.vaccinateRI.org were all for the state-run mass vaccination site in Cranston. ...

A $1.2 billion loss for Delta, but recovery is on the radar

Apr. 15, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

Delta Air Lines lost $1.2 billion in the first quarter, more than expected, but executives said Thursday that the airline could be profitable by late summer if the budding recovery in air travel continues. CEO Ed Bastian said Thursday that ticket sales have been stronger...