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Oregon employers mull requiring COVID19 vaccines

Apr. 13, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A large winery in Oregon has notified its workers that they must show proof they’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine by May 20. Many workplaces are weighing similar requirements as pandemic restrictions loosen, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported. ...

Newsom: J&J vaccine pause won't affect California reopening

Apr. 13, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's pause on using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as federal agencies examine a possible and rare side effect is unlikely to affect vaccination efforts in the nation's most populous state as it moves to start inoculating people 16 and older this week. ...

Georgia to pause use of Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Apr. 13, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia health officials are pausing all vaccinations of Johnson & Johnson vaccine following guidance from the federal government. The Georgia Department of Public Health made the announcement early Tuesday, shortly after the federal authorities say...

Nevada joins states pausing use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Apr. 13, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada suspended the use of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines Tuesday while federal authorities investigate reports of a half-dozen people in other states experiencing serious reactions, including blood clots. The state COVID-19 Task Force...

Arizona follows feds, pauses J&J vaccine due to clot reports

Apr. 13, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials urged a halt Tuesday to the administering of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, following reports it could lead to rare but potentially dangerous blood clots. In a news release, the state Department of Public...

EXPLAINER: What's known about COVID vaccines and rare clots

Apr. 13, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

A rare, rogue immune response is the main suspect as authorities investigate highly unusual blood clots following use of two similar COVID-19 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca. The U.S. recommended that states pause giving the J&J vaccine on Tuesday...

Washington follows feds in halting use of J&J vaccine

Apr. 13, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington is immediately halting the use of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine against the coronavirus, following the guidance of the federal government regarding the appearance of rare side effects in a handful of women across the country, the state...

The Latest: Several states suspend J&J vaccine during probe

Apr. 13, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital city joined several states in suspending the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine that’s become the focus of a federal examination of rare blood clots. District of Columbia health director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt says she’s not...

US recommends 'pause' for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

Apr. 13, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Tuesday recommended a “pause” in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of rare but potentially dangerous blood clots, setting off a chain reaction worldwide and dealing a setback to the global vaccination...

Dutch govt says it's too early to start easing the lockdown

Apr. 13, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government on Tuesday presented a roadmap for relaxing coronavirus lockdown measures, but caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte stressed that it is still too early to ease restrictions. In a nationally televised press conference,...