Latest COVID-19 vaccine rollout News

The Latest: Osaka seeks tougher virus state of emergency

Apr. 20, 2021 08:05 AM EDT

TOKYO — Japan’s western metropolis of Osaka has decided to ask the government to declare a state of emergency in the region after ongoing alert measures failed to control the spread of a more contagious coronavirus variant. The decision by Osaka’s governor to...

EU regulator prepares to issue advice on use of J&J vaccine

Apr. 20, 2021 07:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Experts at the European Medicines Agency are preparing to present Tuesday the conclusions of their investigation into possible links between the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine and very rare cases of unusual clotting disorders detected in the U.S. ...

The Latest: Schools reopen in Mexico's Campeche state

Apr. 19, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — For the first time in a year, Mexican school children have returned to classrooms — at least in the southern state of Campeche. The Gulf coast state has been the state least affected by the pandemic in Mexico, and it was the first to get its teachers...

Colorado county report shows vaccine clinic flouted safety

Apr. 19, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado county public health report found a Colorado Springs vaccine clinic operating without proper temperature storage for vaccines or social distancing, as well as unmasked workers. The Associated Press received the report on the Dr. Moma Health and...

Massachusetts residents 16 and older eligible for vaccine

Apr. 19, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nearly 2 million Massachusetts residents are newly eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Beginning Monday, anyone 16 years old and older who lives, works or studies in Massachusetts can receive the vaccine. On Saturday,...

Tour plans to make non-vaccinated golfers pay for COVID test

Apr. 19, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

The PGA Tour is telling its players they will not have to be tested for the coronavirus if they are vaccinated, and those who aren't will have to pay for their own tests starting this summer. In a memo sent to players Monday, the tour strongly encouraged them to get...

Germany expects vaccine deliveries to ramp up in 2nd quarter

Apr. 19, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister on Monday welcomed the announcement by two pharmaeutical companies that they will deliver more coronavirus vaccines during the second quarter than previously predicted. The Germany company BioNTech, which developed the first...

Asian shares mixed amid cautious outlook for global economy

Apr. 18, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid cautious optimism about a global rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark quickly lost early gains and fell 0.1% to 29,642.79, the first market reaction after a summit by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga...

Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

Apr. 18, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves. ...

The Latest: Michigan governor: State's surge may be ending

Apr. 18, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says her state could be seeing a drop in infections after leading the nation’s COVID-19 daily case rate for weeks. Whitmer has extended a pandemic order that limits business capacity and requires masks in public, but...