Latest Immunizations News

Experts say vaccine campaign needs to speed up in Missouri

Jan. 24, 2021 4:12 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Health experts say Missouri isn't vaccinating people quickly enough to create widespread immunity by this summer. To create enough immunity to COVID-19 to make the virus unlikely to spread widely, officials want to inoculate between 70% and 85% of the state's residents. That means getting...

Less than 5% of Minnesotans have received 1 vaccine dose

Jan. 24, 2021 4:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The number of Minnesotans who have received at least the first dose of the two-shot COVID-19 vaccine is nearing a quarter-million, or less than 5% of the population, the Minnesota Department of Health reported Sunday. A total of 247,415 Minnesotans have received at least one dose. More...

Virginia lags in reporting vaccine race and ethnicity data

Jan. 24, 2021 3:30 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is lagging behind when it comes to tracking COVID-19 vaccinations by race and ethnicity compared to other states, according to public health data. Virginia is one of only 17 states that were publicly reporting COVID-19 vaccination data by race and ethnicity as of last week,...

RI eyes vaccine rollout tweaks; In-person school pulled back

Jan. 24, 2021 3:25 PM EST

Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee, who is set to take over as governor if Gina Raimondo is confirmed as President Joe Biden’s commerce secretary, says he'd like to see changes to the state’s coronavirus vaccine distribution plan. The Democrat said Saturday he wants to speed up vaccinations for all...

Despite restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19, thousands crowd Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

The Latest: Mexico, Russia leaders to discuss vaccine supply

Jan. 24, 2021 3:19 PM EST

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday about obtaining doses of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, his foreign affairs secretary said Sunday. Marcelo Ebrard said via Twitter the two leaders would speak Monday morning about...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 file photo, elementary 1 and 2 teachers prepare their desks and laptops for a virtual class outside of Suder Montessori Magnet Elementary School in Chicago.  The Chicago Teachers Union said Sunday, Jan. 24 that its members voted to defy an order to return to the classroom before they are vaccinated against the coronavirus, setting up a showdown with district officials who have said such a move would amount to an illegal strike. (Anthony Vazquez/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)

Chicago teachers vote to teach from home, defying district

Jan. 24, 2021 2:43 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union said Sunday that its members voted to defy an order to return to the classroom over concerns about COVID-19, setting up a showdown with district officials who have said that refusing to return when ordered would amount to an illegal strike. Chicago Public Schools,...

A passenger wears a face mask to protect from coronavirus in the departure hall in Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus COVID-19. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said Israel was closing its international airport to nearly all flights as the government races to bring a raging coronavirus outbreak under control. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israel targets flights, religious scofflaws, as virus rages

Jan. 24, 2021 2:19 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said Israel will be closing its international airport to nearly all flights, while Israeli police clashed with ultra-Orthodox protesters in several major cities and the government raced to bring a raging coronavirus outbreak under control. The...

Get vaccinated, Cuomo urges worshipers at 3 Black churches

Jan. 24, 2021 2:17 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged worshipers at three churches serving largely Black congregations to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they are able. “We now have a vaccine that will save lives, but it will only save lives if we take it," the Democratic governor said...

Mass vaccination event in Lincoln could be a model in state

Jan. 24, 2021 1:26 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A mass vaccination event in Lincoln that helped Nebraska record one of its most productive days in its campaign to distribute shots could serve as a model for future events. Health officials in Lincoln said roughly 2,400 health care workers received the vaccine Friday at the event held...

Students reach out with their arms to practice social distancing while walking to their next class at Mater Academy East Campus in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Students who attend the school clean their desks at the end of the day and walk through halls and rooms with COVID-19 air purifiers to kill viruses in the air. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Hard-hit east Vegas community tops 10K coronavirus cases

Jan. 24, 2021 1:10 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As COVID-19 has swept across Nevada, one east Las Vegas community has experienced the worst of it. More than 10,000 cases of the disease caused by the new coronavirus have been reported in the 89110 ZIP code east of downtown, an area with a majority of Hispanic residents — nearly...