Latest Immunizations News

WVa lawmaker compares federal vaccine rule to Nazi Germany

Oct. 19, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Senate president compared the U.S. government’s COVID-19 vaccine regulation for companies to Nazi Germany as the Republican-controlled Senate narrowly passed a bill Tuesday to limit employers in their ability to require workers to be vaccinated...

Southwest: We won't put unvaccinated workers on unpaid leave

Oct. 19, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines will let unvaccinated employees keep working past early December instead of putting them on unpaid leave if they apply for an exemption on medical or religious grounds. Federal contractors — including major U.S. airlines – face a...

1,887 WA workers fired, leave jobs due to vaccine mandate

Oct. 19, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — More than 1,800 Washington state workers have been fired, resigned or retired due to the state's COVID-19 vaccination mandate, according to data released Tuesday. The latest numbers released by the governor’s Office of Financial Management show...

Navajo Nation: No COVID-related deaths 14th time in 20 days

Oct. 19, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Tuesday reported 85 more COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the 14th time in the past 20 days. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 34,999 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic...

Businesses nervously await fine print of vax-or-test rule

Oct. 19, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than six weeks after promising a new vaccination-or-testing rule covering the millions of Americans at companies with 100 or more workers, President Joe Biden’s most aggressive move yet to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is almost ready to see the light of day. ...

Fox News' Cavuto tests positive for COVID-19, urges vaccines

Oct. 19, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News Channel anchor Neil Cavuto tested positive for COVID-19, which he said was surprising but made him grateful that he was vaccinated. Cavuto, who learned of the test results after Monday's episode of “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” wasn't on...

21 Chicago cops put on 'no pay status' in vaccine standoff

Oct. 19, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said Tuesday that 21 officers have been placed on “no pay status” for refusing to comply with the city's order to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status. Brown said that the refusals have not affected...

Prospect of no jab, no visa for Australian Open tennis stars

Oct. 19, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

Elite tennis players are being urged to get a COVID-19 vaccination or risk missing the Australian Open next January. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews, whose state hosts the season-opening major at Melbourne Park, has already introduced a vaccine mandate for professional...

US Labor Department warns 3 GOP states over COVID rules

Oct. 19, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Biden administration threatened Tuesday to revoke the authority for three Republican-controlled states to handle their own workplace safety enforcement because they have refused to adopt rules to protect health care workers from COVID-19. The threats...

Tennessee lawmakers to hold special session focused on COVID

Oct. 19, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's top legislative leaders on Tuesday announced they have enough support to call a special legislative session to address COVID-19 measures after Republican Gov. Bill Lee declined to do so. Senate Speaker Randy McNally and House Speaker...