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US salmonella outbreak tied to onions sickens more than 650

Oct. 21, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A salmonella outbreak tied to onions has sickened more than 650 people in 37 states, U.S. health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said at least 129 people have been hospitalized. No one has died. Nearly all of the illnesses...

FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters

Oct. 20, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially. The Food...

White House details plans to vaccinate 28M children age 5-11

Oct. 20, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children ages 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot for elementary school...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 20, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. October 15, 2021. Editorial: Voters should pick Democrat Sharief in U.S. 20 primary to succeed Hastings Democratic Primary: Barbara Sharief The voters in Florida’s 20th congressional district can take solace in...

Officials share initiatives to fight HIV outbreak

Oct. 20, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials are moving forward with initiatives in response to an ongoing HIV outbreak in Kanawha County. The new initiatives shared Tuesday at a Kanawha County HIV Task Force meeting include training sessions for stakeholders and...

COVID-19 and pregnancy: Women regret not getting the vaccine

Oct. 19, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — Sometimes when she’s feeding her infant daughter, Amanda Harrison is overcome with emotion and has to wipe away tears of gratitude. She is lucky to be here, holding her baby. Harrison was 29 weeks pregnant and unvaccinated when she got sick...

States can reserve COVID-19 shots for younger kids next week

Oct. 15, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are setting the stage for a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign for younger children, inviting state officials to order doses before the shots are authorized. Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine is currently being given to people as...

Oklahoma health update to add more than 1,000 COVID deaths

Oct. 15, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health says it would reconcile its reported COVID-19 deaths with those reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resulting in more than 1,000 additional deaths. “This is part of our annual...

Next on FDA's agenda: Booster shots of Moderna, J&J vaccines

Oct. 12, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With many Americans who got Pfizer vaccinations already rolling up their sleeves for a booster shot, millions of others who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine wait anxiously to learn when it's their turn. Federal regulators begin...

Salmonella outbreak tied to seafood sickens 82 in Colorado

Oct. 09, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A salmonella outbreak tied to seafood that Denver-based Northeast Seafood Products Inc. processed or manufactured has sickened at least 82 Coloradans in 14 counties. Of 102 people in 14 states who got sick from salmonella, all but two live in Colorado or...