Latest Immunizations News

Fort Berthold college offers incentive for virus shots

Oct. 24, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — A college on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation is offering an incentive for students to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College in New Town announced that students who can verify they are fully vaccinated will receive...

Florida's top doctor refuses mask, is told to leave meeting

Oct. 24, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida's top health official was asked to leave a meeting after refusing to wear a mask at the office of a state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition, officials have confirmed. Florida Senate leader Wilton Simpson, a Republican, sent a...

Arizona reports 1,483 new COVID-19 cases and 11 more deaths

Oct. 24, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 1,483 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 11 more deaths. The latest numbers reported by the Department of Health Services’ coronavirus dashboard increased the state’s pandemic totals to 1,149,824...

Dartmouth College requires remote employees to be vaccinated

Oct. 24, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College is requiring employees working remotely to be vaccinated. The Valley News reports that the college expanded its vaccine mandate. It already required that employees who access Dartmouth facilities be fully vaccinated or have a...

Africa tries to end vaccine inequity by replicating its own

Oct. 24, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — In a pair of Cape Town warehouses converted into a maze of airlocked sterile rooms, young scientists are assembling and calibrating the equipment needed to reverse engineer a coronavirus vaccine that has yet to reach South Africa and most of the world's...

Boo! Thousands crowd New Orleans streets for 1st parade

Oct. 23, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The high school bands played, the costumed marching groups danced and float riders threw Moon Pies and beads to the thousands of people who turned out Saturday for New Orleans' first big parade since the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic put the brakes on the city's...

After slamming COVID-19 rules, Tritt sings anthem at NLCS

Oct. 23, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Country musician Travis Tritt, who canceled shows at venues that required a COVID-19 vaccine or mask-wearing, sang the national anthem before Game 6 of the NL Championship Series on Saturday night. Wearing a Braves jersey, Tritt received a smattering of...

BYU beats Washington State in 1st game since Rolovich fired

Oct. 23, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Tyler Allgeier ran for 191 yards and two touchdowns and BYU beat Washington State 21-19 on Saturday in Washington State's first game since head coach Nick Rolovich was fired for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Rolovich and four assistants...

Alabama town offers $200 incentive for workers to get shots

Oct. 23, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

DORA, Ala. (AP) — A rural Alabama town voted to offer its employees a $200 incentive to get the COVID-19 vaccine using federal pandemic relief money. Leaders in the Walker County town of Dora said they hoped the move would boost the vaccination rate in the city of...

Washington State fans supporting team after Rolovich move

Oct. 23, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Joe Trull was disappointed that Nick Rolovich did not get a chance to coach a full season at Washington State. Standing outside Martin Stadium before the Cougars' game against BYU, Trull, 55, of Port Orchard, Washington, also said Rolovich's...