Latest Immunizations News

Michigan childhood vaccination rates drop during pandemic

Apr. 12, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Health officials on Monday urged Michigan parents to make sure their children are caught up with non-COVID-19 vaccinations, which have slipped below a 70% rate during the coronavirus pandemic. Among the reasons that parents gave for not keeping...

Baker: 2M in state should be fully vaccinated by end of week

Apr. 12, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — As many as two million Massachusetts residents could be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of the week, Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday. Already more than 1.7 million residents have received first and second doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines...

The Latest: Pakistan expects to get 15M doses through COVAX

Apr. 12, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s foreign minister says the country will receive 15 million COVID-19 vaccine doses through the UN-backed COVAX program. Shah Mahmood Qureshi made the announcement Monday after meeting with his German counterpart Heiko Maas. ...

Drivers wanted: Record demand at Uber as vaccinations rise

Apr. 12, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

Uber is offering sign-up bonuses and other incentives for drivers as it faces record demand for rides and meal delivery. The San Francisco ride-hailing company said Monday that total monthly bookings, including food delivery and passenger service, reached an all-time high...

Vermont opening COVID-19 vaccines to those 30 and older

Apr. 12, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is opening registration for COVID-19 vaccinations to people age 30 and older. The Vermont Health Department website will begin accepting appointments at 8:15 a.m. Monday. Next week, all adult Vermonters will be eligible to be vaccinated....

Indiana COVID-19 hospitalizations, infections creeping up

Apr. 12, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and newly confirmed infections continue growing in trends that have continued for at least three weeks. The state health department’s latest COVID-19 tracking update showed Indiana hospitals treating...

CDC chief urges Michigan to 'close things down' amid spike

Apr. 12, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that Michigan should “close things down” to help address surging coronavirus infections, days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer instead urged people to voluntarily restrict certain activities. ...

Kentucky governor sets goal to lift capacity restrictions

Apr. 12, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear vowed Monday to lift capacity restrictions at most venues and businesses once 2.5 million Kentuckians have received at least their first COVID-19 shot, offering an incentive to accelerate the vaccination pace. The Democratic...

Pennsylvania: All adults eligible for vaccine on Tuesday

Apr. 12, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

Pennsylvania will expand eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to all adults beginning Tuesday, nearly a week ahead of schedule, state officials announced Monday. The quicker rollout was enabled by “ongoing appointment availability” in many parts of the state, state...

Arizona reports 675 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, no deaths

Apr. 12, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona are reporting 675 new confirmed COVID-19 cases but a second day with no new deaths. The state’s case total as of Monday stands at 850,236 since the pandemic began with the known death toll remaining at 17,086. ...