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Vermont delaying J&J vaccines another week over clot worries

Apr. 15, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Health Department is extending for another week a pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against COVID-19, officials said Thursday. State officials say the pause through April 23 is in line with the advice of the U.S....

Hawaii governor sees all in-person public schools by fall

Apr. 15, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige has said he anticipates that public schools will fully reopen for in-person instruction in the fall. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the state's schools primarily online, but that most have enacted hybrid instruction models...

Rhode Island makes 3,200 vaccine appointments available

Apr. 15, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Health made 3,200 coronavirus vaccination appointments available on Thursday. The appointments posted at www.vaccinateRI.org were all for the state-run mass vaccination site in Cranston. ...

West Virginia to see slight increase in vaccine allocation

Apr. 15, 2021 04:34 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will see a slight increase in Moderna and Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses as it continues its pause of Johnson & Johnson's one-shot vaccine. An increase of 5,340 combined Moderna and Pfizer doses will be part of the state's...

Editorial Roundup: US

Apr. 14, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 14 The Chicago Tribune on the federal pause of administering the Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine: Blood clots in veins...

J&J vaccine to remain in limbo while officials seek evidence

Apr. 14, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine will remain in limbo for a while longer after government health advisers declared Wednesday that they need more evidence to decide if a handful of unusual blood clots were linked to the shot — and if so, how big the risk really is. ...

The Latest: California governor says all schools must reopen

Apr. 14, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging all schools in the state to reopen, saying there are no health barriers to getting children back into classrooms and ending distance learning. Speaking Wednesday, he said: “Money is not an object now. It’s an...

1 Nevadan among cases of serious reaction to J&J vaccine

Apr. 14, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — State health officials said they learned Wednesday that a Nevadan is one of the six people nationally who have reported serious reactions to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. Officials for the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Apr. 14, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ April 14 The Advocate on Louisiana's fragile position as the pandemic continues: “A very precarious point.” That phrase comes from...

Baker: J&J pause not significantly slowing vaccine effort

Apr. 14, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is forging ahead with plans to vaccinate as many residents as possible, despite placing a pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on the advice of federal authorities, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday. The vast majority of...