Latest COVID-19 vaccine rollout News

Beshear outlines Kentucky's COVID-19 booster shot guidelines

Sep. 27, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has expanded its COVID-19 booster shot guidelines to recommend that individuals 65 and older, long-term care residents and people with medical conditions that increase their risk of severe coronavirus infection should receive a third dose of the Pfizer or...

Biden, McConnell get COVID-19 boosters, encourage vaccines

Sep. 27, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventy-eight-year-old Joe Biden and 79-year-old Mitch McConnell got their booster shots Monday, the Democratic president and the Republican Senate leader urging Americans across the political spectrum to get vaccinated or plus up with boosters when eligible for the extra...

US has enough COVID-19 vaccines for boosters, kids' shots

Sep. 26, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S. health authorities said they're confident there will be enough for both qualified older Americans seeking booster shots and the young children for whom initial vaccines are expected to be approved...

COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for drugmakers

Sep. 25, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans' protection against the virus. How much the manufacturers stand to gain depends on how big the rollout proves to be. ...

The Latest: NY teacher vaccine mandate temporarily blocked

Sep. 25, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge days before it was to take effect. The mandate for the the nation’s largest school system was set to go into...

South Africa's vaccine train takes doses to poor areas

Sep. 25, 2021 05:36 AM EDT

SWARTKOPS, South Africa (AP) — When Wongalwethu Mbanjwa tried to get a COVID-19 vaccination and found his local center closed, a friend told him there was another option: Get one on the train. So Mbanjwa did. Not any train, but South Africa's...

Israel says US booster plan supports its own aggressive push

Sep. 25, 2021 02:11 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is pressing ahead with its aggressive campaign of offering coronavirus boosters to almost anyone over 12 and says its approach was further vindicated by a U.S. decision to give the shots to older patients or those at higher risk. Israeli...

The Latest: Washington state to give Pfizer boosters to some

Sep. 24, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington state Department of Health says it will immediately start offering booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to certain people after recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other groups. State health...

Washington to start offering COVID booster shots immediately

Sep. 24, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Department of Health said Friday it will immediately start offering booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to certain people. The move comes after recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,...

US booster shots start, even as millions remain unprotected

Sep. 24, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

The U.S. launched a campaign to offer boosters of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to millions of Americans on Friday even as federal health officials stressed the real problem remains getting first shots to the unvaccinated. “We will not boost our way out of this pandemic,”...