Latest COVID-19 vaccine rollout News

Gov. Baker to update Massachusetts reopening plans next week

May. 14, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said in a tweet Friday that he’ll update the state’s reopening plans early next week. Baker’s comments came a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance saying that fully vaccinated...

UK eager for a big reopening thanks to vaccine success

May. 14, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When London’s Science Museum reopens next week, it will have some new artifacts: empty vaccine vials, testing kits and other items collected during the pandemic, to be featured in a new COVID-19 display. Britain isn’t quite ready to consign the...

EXPLAINER: Why Japan has been slow to roll out vaccinations

May. 14, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's rollout of COVID-19 vaccines began belatedly in mid-February, months behind the United States and many other countries. Officials blamed a shortage of Pfizer Inc. vaccine from Europe as the main culprit in the delay. But three months later, with shipments stabilized and...

The Latest: Philippine president eases lockdown in capital

May. 13, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president has eased a coronavirus lockdown in the bustling capital and adjacent provinces to fight economic recession and hunger but still barred public gatherings this month, when many Roman Catholic summer religious festivals are held. ...

Kids ages 12 through 15 can begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine

May. 13, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Children ages 12 through 15 were set to begin receiving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shots in Massachusetts on Thursday. The state began allowing shots into the arms of the 400,000 Massachusetts kids who fall into that age category after an advisory panel to...

El Salvador donates vaccine to desperate Honduras towns

May. 13, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's president sent 34,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine to seven towns in Honduras on Thursday, responding to video pleas from their mayors posted to social media. The small-scale diplomacy by President Nayib Bukele raised...

Oregon approves COVID-19 vaccine for kids 12 and older

May. 13, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Kids 12 and older are now eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Oregon and Washington state, health officials announced Wednesday night. The announcement by the Wester States Scientific Review occurred just hours after the Centers...

Festival travel, vaccine shortage put Bangladesh at risk

May. 13, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Tens of thousands of people left Bangladesh's capital on Thursday to join their families in home villages to celebrate the Islamic religious festival of Eid al-Fitr, despite stark warnings that the exodus could worsen the country's sharply rising coronavirus...

Wealthy nations once lauded as successes lag in vaccinations

May. 13, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Some wealthy nations that were most praised last year for controlling the coronavirus are now lagging far behind in getting their people vaccinated — and some, especially in Asia, are seeing COVID-19 cases grow. In Japan, South Korea and...

Australia signs deal for 25M Moderna doses through next year

May. 12, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has reached a supply agreement for 25 million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in a deal that the government hopes will ensure all Australian adults have access to inoculation this year. The deal included 10...