Latest Immunizations News

Over 63% of Nebraska adults have had one shot of vaccine

Jun. 15, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is approaching having 70% of its adult population vaccinated for the coronavirus but the pace of distribution of the shots continues to slow down. The state may be close to President Joe Biden's goal of having 70% or more of all adults with...

Navajo Nation reports only 1 new COVID-19 case, no deaths

Jun. 15, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is reporting only one new COVID-19 case and no deaths. Tribal health officials said it only confirmed one case as of Monday night. The total number of virus-related deaths on the Navajo Nation remains...

Donated US vaccines arrive for Mexican border cities

Jun. 15, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico received 1.35 million doses of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines donated by the United States Tuesday and Mexican officials said that once they are applied, there would be no reason to continue restricting travel over the U.S. border. ...

Top GOP lawmakers end Kansas' state of emergency for COVID

Jun. 15, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republicans on Tuesday ended Kansas' state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic, refusing to consider Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's arguments that it is still necessary for vaccinations and some testing for COVID-19. Senate President Ty...

The Latest: Johnson & Johnson shots arrive in Mexico from US

Jun. 15, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexico received 1.35 million doses of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines donated by the United States on Tuesday. The U.S. shipment will be used to vaccinate anyone over 18 in four cities along the U.S. border: Tijuana, Mexicali, Ciudad Juárez and...

COVID's sweep through California since January 2020

Jun. 15, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

JANUARY 2020 — The Orange County Health Care Agency reports California’s apparent first case of COVID-19, a man who had traveled to Wuhan, China. FEBRUARY — The Feb. 6 death of a a San Jose woman is the first known U.S....

UK fends off demands to give workers more virus support help

Jun. 15, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government fended off calls Tuesday to provide more financial support to businesses and workers suffering from its decision to delay lifting coronavirus restrictions in England until July 19. Although many restrictions have been eased in recent...

With COVID tamed, it's a 'grand reopening' in California

Jun. 15, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California, the first state in America to put in place a coronavirus lockdown, is now turning a page on the pandemic. At the stroke of midnight, California lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions and ushered in what has been billed as the state’s...

Attacks target polio teams in east Afghanistan, 5 killed

Jun. 15, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen on Tuesday targeted an anti-polio drive in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least five members of two vaccination teams in separate attacks, officials said. No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks that took...

Massachusetts pandemic-era of emergency ends

Jun. 15, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Even though Massachusetts' state of emergency was lifted Tuesday after 462 days of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents should not notice many obvious changes to life. Many restrictions put in place during the pandemic have already been eased, including limits...