Latest Immunizations News

The Latest: Romania passes 1 million confirmed virus cases

Apr. 10, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania passed one million confirmed COVID-19 infections since its first recorded case in February last year. The bleak milestone comes as hospital intensive care units (ICU) in the country — which has a population of more than 19 million — are...

Mobile vaccination aims to reach older Mississippi adults

Apr. 10, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — Eola Murry, 75, never questioned that she wanted to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it became available. The problem was getting to the vaccine. For Murry and other homebound older adults in Clarksdale, a rural community without robust public...

Iran enforces 10-day lockdown amid fourth wave of pandemic

Apr. 10, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Saturday began a 10-day lockdown amid a fourth wave of coronavirus infections, state TV reported, a worrisome trend after more than a year of the country battling the Middle East's worst outbreak. Iran's coronavirus task force, charged with...

Utah to lift statewide mask order under new law

Apr. 10, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah will become the latest state to lift its mask mandate on Saturday, the deadline set by a new state law, but the capital city and many businesses will continue requiring masks amid concern about communities still vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Stalled at first jab: Vaccine shortages hit poor countries

Apr. 10, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — As many as 60 countries, including some of the world’s poorest, might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global program intended to help them are blocked until as late as June. COVAX,...

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

Apr. 09, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest figures bring the total number of cases on the tribe’s reservation, which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and...

Biden to rush vaccinators to Michigan as gov urges limits

Apr. 09, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington will rush federal resources to support vaccinations, testing and treatments, but not vaccines, to Michigan in an effort to control the state's worst-in-the-nation COVID-19 outbreak, the White House said Friday. The announcement came as Gov....

Thailand faces growing outbreak ahead of New Year travel

Apr. 09, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities struggled to contain a growing coronavirus outbreak just days before the country's traditional Songkran New Year’s holiday, when millions of people travel. Health officials reported 559 new infections on Friday, following increases over...

More California counties expand vaccine eligibility to 16 up

Apr. 09, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More California counties are opening up vaccines to younger adults, a week ahead of the state broadening eligibility to everyone 16 and up. At the same time, California public health officials warned Thursday of decreases in supply because of a...

Blue Jays' Teoscar Hernández on IL after COVID close contact

Apr. 09, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have placed outfielder Teoscar Hernández on the injured list after he was exposed to someone with a positive coronavirus case outside of the team. Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Friday the team is conducting contact...