Latest Immunizations News

Maine governor negative for virus after security team case

Dec. 5, 2020 5:19 PM EST

A look at coronavirus developments around New England: ___ MAINE Maine Gov. Janet Mills said Saturday she tested negative for the virus that causes COVID-19 after she was exposed through a member of her executive protection unit. In a statement distributed by her office, Mills, a Democrat, said Saturday her case...

Nickolas Orr of the Idaho National Guard checks in a patient for an outdoor COVID-19 test at Primary Heath Medical Group's clinic in Boise, Idaho, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Troops direct people outside the urgent-care clinic revamped into a facility for coronavirus patients as infections and deaths surge in Idaho and nationwide. Some 1,000 people have died due to COVID-19, and infections this week surpassed 100,000. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

The Latest: St. Louis children's hospitals treating adults

Dec. 5, 2020 4:56 PM EST

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis children’s hospitals have started treating adult patients as area hospitals struggle to keep up with rising coronavirus cases. Dr. Marya Strand, chief medical officer for SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that is treating...

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2020, file pool photo, Oklahoma City Thunder's Chris Paul (3) drives against the Houston Rockets during the third quarter of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Veteran point guard Chris Paul was the marquee addition during the offseason for the Phoenix Suns. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP, File)

NBA: Teams that break virus protocols may lose games, picks

Dec. 5, 2020 3:46 PM EST

NBA teams that do not comply with league rules designed to minimize the spread of the coronavirus this season could face major penalties such as forfeiting games or draft picks, the league told its franchises Saturday. The league also said that it and the National Basketball Players Association will discuss...

Russian medical worker, right, administers a shot of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Thousands of doctors, teachers and others in high-risk groups have signed up for COVID-19 vaccinations in Moscow starting Saturday, a precursor to a sweeping Russia-wide immunization effort. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Moscow opens dozens of coronavirus vaccination centers

Dec. 5, 2020 1:50 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The city of Moscow opening 70 vaccination facilities where thousands of doctors, teachers and others in high-risk groups had signed up to receive COVID-19 vaccines starting Saturday, a precursor to a sweeping Russia-wide immunization effort. The centers in the capital started giving shots to...

An employee at Gucci talks to a man waiting on a socially distanced line of shoppers waiting to enter the luxury designer boutique on Rodeo Drive, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The new stay-at-home order will last at least three weeks, cutting sharply into the most profitable shopping season and threatening financial ruin for businesses already struggling after 10 months of on-again, off-again restrictions and slow sales because of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Pamela Hassell)

VIRUS TODAY: California faces closures; jobless cutoff looms

Dec. 5, 2020 12:50 PM EST

Here’s what’s happening Saturday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY — The coronavirus surge is threatening to overwhelm hospitals in California. Five San Francisco Bay Area counties have new stay-at-home orders that will take effect Sunday. The new shutdowns...

Kentucky hospital system says trial vaccine run a success

Dec. 5, 2020 10:47 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s largest hospital system announced on Friday that a trial run for ordering and receiving doses of a COVID-19 vaccine was successful. University of Kentucky HealthCare in Lexington was chosen by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Kentucky Department for...

FILE - This May 4, 2020, file photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, shows the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. If big bad COVID-19 is ever to be knocked down, it just might take Diane Durand, a plucky grandmother from St. Simons Island to do it. (University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP, File)

St. Simons grandmother takes a shot in COVID-19 fight

Dec. 5, 2020 12:01 AM EST

ST. SIMONS, Ga. (AP) — If big bad COVID-19 is ever to be knocked down, it just might take a plucky grandmother from St. Simons Island to do it. But Diane Durand is no hero, she says. Just a determined woman who stood up and took a shot in the arm for the rest of us. That shot contained a vaccine being...

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, World Health Organization President Tedros Adhanom speaks to the press during the World Health Organization conference on noncommunicable diseases in Montevideo, Uruguay. At a meeting of WHO’s member states, Monday Nov. 9, 2020, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he welcomed “any and all attempts to strengthen the organization...for the sake of the people we serve.

UN health chief: World can start dreaming of pandemic's end

Dec. 4, 2020 11:43 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. health chief declared Friday that positive results from coronavirus vaccine trials mean the world “can begin to dream about the end of the pandemic,” but he said rich and powerful nations must not trample the poor and marginalized “in the stampede for...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2020 file photo, a general view of the Pfizer Manufacturing plant in Puurs, Belgium.  The island kingdom of Bahrain says it has become the second nation in the world to grant emergency-use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech. The state-run Bahrain News Agency made the announcement on Friday.   (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

Bahrain now 2nd nation to grant Pfizer shot emergency use

Dec. 4, 2020 10:34 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The island kingdom of Bahrain said it has become the second nation in the world to grant an emergency-use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech. The state-run Bahrain News Agency made the announcement on Friday night, ...

Anti-maskers, some carrying tiki torches, protest at the Central District Health offices during a special meeting of the board to decide on new mask mandates Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 in Boise, Idaho. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP)

Health workers, nursing homes at front of Idaho vaccine line

Dec. 4, 2020 10:10 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Health care workers and nursing home residents will be first in line to get the coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available in Idaho in the next few weeks. Idaho's first batch of the vaccine arriving around Dec. 15 will likely only total about 13,650 doses, with more to follow in the...