Latest Immunizations News

Celebrities make a stand for COVID vaccines on TV special

Apr. 16, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and a slew of celebrities including Billy Crystal, Jennifer Hudson and Lin-Manuel Miranda are part of a special aimed at boosting COVID-19 vaccination rates. “Roll Up Your Sleeves,” airing at 7...

New Mexico COVID-19 cases tick up as death toll tops 4K

Apr. 16, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The number of new COVID-19 cases is ticking up again in New Mexico as the death toll reached another milestone Friday. State health officials reported that four more people have succumbed to the virus, pushing the total to 4,001 since the...

Ontario to limit outdoor gatherings amid wave of infections

Apr. 16, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The premier of Canada’s most populous province said Friday he will be limiting outdoor gatherings to those in the same household and will close playgrounds and golf courses amid a record wave of coronavirus infections fueled by variants. Police in...

Some Kansas counties turn down COVID vaccine as demand slows

Apr. 16, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Some Kansas counties are rejecting new COVID-19 vaccine shipments or reducing their orders because of decreased demand for the drugs, worrying health officials who say mass vaccinations are the only path to a return to normalcy. Dennis Kriesel, the...

Arkansas governor still urging state to get COVID-19 shots

Apr. 16, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson continued to urge Arkansans to get vaccinated Friday, saying his goal was to have 1 million shots given by next week. “The doses are available to meet current demand, so don’t wait, and get your vaccine as soon as you...

The Latest: New COVID-19 cases rising again in New Mexico

Apr. 16, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The number of new COVID-19 cases is ticking up again in New Mexico as the death toll reaches another milestone. State health officials reported Friday that four more people have succumbed to the virus, pushing the total to 4,001 since the pandemic...

Arizona reports 845 additional COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths

Apr. 16, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Friday reported 845 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 30 more deaths, topping the state's latest seven-day rolling averages for both pandemic metrics. The state's totals rose to 852,570 cases and 17,153 deaths, according to he Department...

Vegas vaccine site closing due to demand drop; new cases up

Apr. 16, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Citing a drop in requests for COVID-19 vaccination appointments despite a rising number of new cases in Nevada, health officials in Las Vegas say they’ll close the mass vaccination site at Cashman Center on May 5. Demand for shots remains high in...

Kentucky reports 714 COVID-19 cases, higher positivity rate

Apr. 16, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reported more than 700 new coronavirus cases and 15 additional virus-related deaths on Friday, along with a slightly higher rate of positive cases. More than 1.6 million Kentuckians have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, Gov....

Signs of recovery as California adds jobs for 2nd month

Apr. 16, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California employers added 119,600 new jobs in March, the second straight month of growth following a topsy-turvy year of enormous losses and inconsistent gains during an unpredictable pandemic. New unemployment claims, both for traditional...