Latest Immunizations News

Indian vaccine maker asks US to ease export curbs

Apr. 16, 2021 07:00 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The chief executive of Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest maker of vaccines and a critical supplier of the U.N.-backed COVAX facility, asked President Joe Biden on Twitter to lift the U.S. embargo on exporting raw materials needed to make the the jabs. ...

Head of Tokyo Olympics again says games will not be canceled

Apr. 16, 2021 06:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The head of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday was again forced to assure the world that the postponed games will open in just over three months and not be canceled despite surging COVID-19 cases in Japan. Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto was asked...

Senators to Biden: Waive vaccine intellectual property rules

Apr. 16, 2021 06:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten liberal senators are urging President Joe Biden to back India and South Africa’s appeal to the World Trade Organization to temporarily relax intellectual property rules so coronavirus vaccines can be manufactured by nations that are struggling to inoculate their...

The Latest: WHO chief calls growth in virus cases 'worrying'

Apr. 16, 2021 05:31 AM EDT

GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization said coronavirus cases are continuing to rise globally at “worrying” rates and noted that the number of new cases confirmed per week has nearly doubled during the past two months. At a press briefing on Friday, WHO...

Global shares rise as vaccine wait tempers Wall St optimism

Apr. 16, 2021 05:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares advanced Friday after China reported its economy expanded at an 18% annual pace in the first quarter of the year. France's CAC 40 added 0.2% in early trading to 6,247.86 while Germany's DAX gained 0.6% to 15,352.50. Britain's FTSE 100 rose...

Amid hesitancy, Louisiana gets creative in vaccine outreach

Apr. 16, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Brass bands playing at a 24-hour drive-thru coronavirus vaccine event. Doses delivered to commercial fishermen minutes from the docks. Pop-up immunization clinics at a Buddhist temple, homeless shelters, truck stops and casinos, with shots available at night or on...

China ramps up vaccination drive with free eggs, other goods

Apr. 16, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China's success at controlling the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a population that has seemed almost reluctant to get vaccinated. So it is accelerating its inoculation campaign by offering incentives — free eggs, store coupons and discounts on groceries and...

Inslee warns of 4th COVID-19 wave in Washington state

Apr. 15, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday warned that Washington state was on the cusp of a fourth COVID-19 wave with case numbers and hospitalizations rising. He urged people to get vaccinated and to socialize and conduct business outside as much as...

Asian shares mixed as vaccine wait tempers Wall St optimism

Apr. 15, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday as jubilance over positive U.S. economic data and a Wall Street record high were tempered by caution in the region, where the coronavirus vaccine rollout has lagged. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.1% to 29,674.31 in...

The Latest: Half eligible Californians have at least 1 shot

Apr. 15, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Gavin Newsom says nearly half of Californians eligible for vaccination have received at least one shot against the coronavirus. He is urging more residents to sign up for appointments and not let apprehension get in the way of getting protected...