Latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention News

The Latest: Washington state to give Pfizer boosters to some

Sep. 24, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington state Department of Health says it will immediately start offering booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to certain people after recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other groups. State health...

Vegas, Reno health officials: Vaccine boosters coming soon

Sep. 24, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Top Nevada health administrators say they expect COVID-19 booster shots will become widely available by the end of next week for residents who received Pfizer vaccines, following guidance from federal health officials and state officials. Dr. Fermin...

Minnesota to administer COVID-19 boosters to those eligible

Sep. 24, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — COVID-19 booster shots are being made available to Minnesotans who are eligible to receive them under the latest guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state health officials announced Friday. Minnesotans who got the...

US booster shots start, even as millions remain unprotected

Sep. 24, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

The U.S. launched a campaign to offer boosters of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to millions of Americans on Friday even as federal health officials stressed the real problem remains getting first shots to the unvaccinated. “We will not boost our way out of this pandemic,”...

Kansas to follow CDC recommendation of Pfizer booster

Sep. 24, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Friday that the state will adopt the recommendation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning Pfizer booster shots as part of the effort to fight COVID-19. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky...

Study: Odds of school virus flare-up lower with mask mandate

Sep. 24, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona public schools without mask requirements were several times more likely to experience COVID-19 outbreaks than schools with mandates in place when the current school year began, researchers said Friday in an article published by a federal health agency. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 24, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Supreme Court...

Older Hoosiers, certain others can get Pfizer booster dose

Sep. 24, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Older Indiana residents and certain other Hoosiers who received both shots of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine can now get the Pfizer booster dose, state health officials said Friday. The State Department of Health's announcement came one day after the...

CDC leader adds people with risky jobs to COVID booster list

Sep. 24, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive against COVID-19. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off on a series of...

Oklahoma COVID-19 deaths top 10,000; ICU patients increase

Sep. 23, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 10,000 Oklahomans have now died from COVID-19 and the number of ICU patients statewide has grown, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC's National Center for Health Statistics reported 10,025 deaths...