Latest Immunizations News

Panel OKs House GOP bill to ban employer vaccine mandates

Jun. 15, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A ban on employers mandating vaccines for their workers inched ahead in the state House on Tuesday with a committee vote supported by all Republicans and opposed by every Democrat. The main sponsor, Rep. Russ Diamond, R-Lebanon, called it “a...

GOP ends COVID emergency in Kansas; Kelly sees 'obstruction'

Jun. 15, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will struggle more to get residents vaccinated and thousands of families will lose extra food aid because top Republican legislators on Tuesday ended a state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic, a top aide Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly said. ...

UK fends off demands to give workers more virus support help

Jun. 15, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government fended off calls Tuesday to provide more financial support to businesses and workers suffering from its decision to delay lifting coronavirus restrictions in England until July 19. Although many restrictions were eased in recent...

The Latest: Blood sample study: Virus in US by December 2019

Jun. 15, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken in early 2020 is the latest and largest study to suggest the coronavirus arrived in the U.S. in December 2019. That’s weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials. The analysis is...

GOP bill would prohibit requiring any vaccination in Ohio

Jun. 15, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No employer, either public or private, could require employees to receive vaccinations under GOP legislation pending in the Ohio House. Also, workers could not be fired as a result of refusing. The measure before the Republican-controlled House...

899 people got expired vaccine doses at Times Square site

Jun. 15, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 900 people received expired COVID-19 vaccine doses at a vaccination site in Times Square this month, health officials said Tuesday. The 899 individuals who received doses of the Pfizer vaccine at the former NFL Experience building in Times Square...

Over 63% of Nebraska adults have had one shot of vaccine

Jun. 15, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is approaching having 70% of its adult population vaccinated for the coronavirus but the pace of distribution of the shots continues to slow down. The state may be close to President Joe Biden's goal of having 70% or more of all adults with...

Massachusetts pandemic-era of emergency ends

Jun. 15, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Even though Massachusetts' state of emergency was lifted Tuesday after 462 days of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents should not notice many obvious changes to life. Many restrictions put in place during the pandemic have already been eased, including limits...

Navajo Nation reports only 1 new COVID-19 case, no deaths

Jun. 15, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is reporting only one new COVID-19 case and no deaths. Tribal health officials said it only confirmed one case as of Monday night. The total number of virus-related deaths on the Navajo Nation remains...

Donated US vaccines arrive for Mexican border cities

Jun. 15, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico received 1.35 million doses of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines donated by the United States Tuesday and Mexican officials said that once they are applied, there would be no reason to continue restricting travel over the U.S. border. ...