Latest COVID-19 vaccine rollout News

Idaho clinics rush to train staff for COVID booster rollout

Oct. 22, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — With expanded access to coronavirus boosters approved and vaccinations for younger kids on the horizon, family physicians are fielding phone calls from people eager to get the shots. But this round of vaccinations is more complicated than the last — with mix-and-match...

Pritzker orders vaccinations or testing for day care workers

Oct. 22, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — All licensed day care workers in Illinois must receive COVID-19 vaccine shots by early January or undergo weekly testing for the virus under an order issued Friday by. Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The mandate applies to more than 55,000 day care staff at nearly...

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids

Oct. 22, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

Kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, according to study details released Friday as the U.S. considers opening vaccinations to that age group. The shots could begin in...

Ukraine sees new record high in virus deaths, infections

Oct. 22, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's coronavirus infections and deaths reached all-time highs for a second straight day Friday, in a growing challenge for the country with one of Europe's lowest shares of vaccinated people. Ukrainian health authorities reported 23,785 new...

AP FACT CHECK: Biden overstates his record on COVID vaccine

Oct. 22, 2021 01:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden botched the numbers behind the COVID-19 vaccine rollout Thursday as he stretched to take all the credit for the surge of shots once he was in office. A look at his remarks during a CNN town hall event: COVID ...

AP FACT CHECK: Biden overstates his record on COVID vaccine

Oct. 21, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden botched the numbers behind the COVID-19 vaccine rollout Thursday as he stretched to take all the credit for the surge of shots once he was in office. A look at his remarks during a CNN town hall event: COVID ...

COVID vaccine: CDC expands booster rollout, OKs mixing shots

Oct. 21, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different company’s vaccine for that next shot, federal health officials said Thursday. Certain people who received Pfizer vaccinations months ago already are eligible for a booster and...

Israel poised to welcome foreign tourists back to country

Oct. 21, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli leaders on Thursday recommended reopening the country to fully vaccinated tourists beginning on Nov. 1, a year and a half after closing its borders to most foreign visitors due to the global coronavirus pandemic. The decision, which still...

Ukraine hits all-time death record amid vaccine hesitancy

Oct. 21, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Coronavirus infections and deaths in Ukraine surged to all-time highs Thursday amid a laggard pace of vaccination, with overall inoculations among the lowest in Europe. Ukrainian authorities reported 22,415 new confirmed infections and 546 deaths in...

US marks 200M COVID-19 shots shared with world

Oct. 21, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Thursday donated its 200 millionth COVID-19 shot to help vaccinate the rest of the world, the White House announced. The Biden administration aims to lead a global vaccination campaign even as it rolls out boosters for domestic use, which critics say diverts...