Latest Immunizations News

Judge: Certain California prison guards must be vaccinated

Oct. 22, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A judge in California ruled Friday that state prison guards who work in and around facilities' health care settings must be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Kern County Superior Court Judge Bernard Barmann's ruling does not extend to all...

UN investigator: North Korea has never been more isolated

Oct. 22, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea has never been more isolated from the international community as a result of its drastic steps to prevent COVID-19, and the ruptured global ties are having “a dramatic impact on the human rights of the people inside the country,” the U.N.’s...

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

Oct. 22, 2021 18:27 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...

UA campuses, Auburn to require vaccinations for all workers

Oct. 22, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The three campuses of the University of Alabama System and Auburn University will require employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by Dec. 8, the schools said in a joint statement Friday. The schools said the Alabama campuses in Tuscaloosa,...

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...

Prison workers top list of those not complying with mandate

Oct. 22, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

Employees in the state's prison system make up more than 32% of state workers who have failed to comply with Gov. Ned Lamont's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, according to figures released Friday by the governor's office. Of Connecticut's 30,623 state workers 1,482 — about...

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...

Louisiana: All 3 COVID vaccines available for boosters

Oct. 22, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has enough doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to offer anyone who is seeking a booster, now that the guidance has expanded to cover people who received the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson shots, the state health department said Friday. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 22, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. October 21, 2021. Editorial: Absentee ballots a step forward for CT Among the many changes COVID-19 brought to Connecticut was an upending of traditional voting practices. With fears of contracting a deadly disease serving...

Committee approves $4.7M in funds for vaccine efforts

Oct. 22, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A legislative committee on Friday approved a proposal from the state Department of Health and Human Services to use $4.7 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds to boost the state’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts. The last-minute proposal...